Who’s supplying the plants for our RHS Chelsea ‘Greening Grey Britain’ Garden?

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We have long been customers of Hortus Loci, who have earned an outstanding reputation in providing top-quality perennials, shrubs and trees to some of the biggest names in the horticultural industry. Mark Straver, Robin Wallis, general manager Michael Buck and team have supplied plants for RHS Chelsea, Hampton Court, Malvern and many other prestigious shows for years, and we are delighted that this year they’ve found space for us in their prized tunnels at their wholesale nursery in Hook, Hampshire. Their location, close to our studio, means I can keep a keen eye on our RHS plants, although as RHS Ambassador, Jamie Butterworth, is joint show plant manager alongside the talented Pedro Mayor, I know that Hortus and I both have a vested interest in ensuring the most wonderful, perfectly grown plants for the world’s leading gardening charity, The Royal Horticultural Society.

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Who are Hortus Loci?

Launched in 2011, Hortus Loci is a new breed of plant nursery. Hortus have linked-up the finest growers in the UK, Europe and beyond to locate and supply the best plants possible.

To achieve this, they source most of their plants as liners, plugs or Jumbo Plugs from leading specialist growers in the UK. Then tailor their husbandry techniques to meet the needs of all the plants they grow. While most UK suppliers offer perennials in 2-litre pots, Hortus grow them on into 3-litre containers or even taller long-toms for deeper-rooting species – minimising stress throughout the growing season. In addition, most UK plant suppliers choose between two (or maybe three) different composts, whereas they’ve developed six separate formulations to meet each plants’ individual needs.

Put quite simply, Hortus Loci love plants, and for this, our studio love Hortus Loci.