Winning Silver Gilt at Chelsea 2015!

“We’re breeding funky new pinks with a fragrance!”

Having an amazing time at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year already! We have just won Silver Gilt, and I am so proud of my team! We’re breeding funky new Pinks with a fragrance, in our Whetman Cocktail Pinks Collection. Promoting British cut flowers and growers and rich, rich fragrance. Thoroughly enjoyed the BBC TV coverage of our work last night and everyone’s support.

x Carolyn Bourne

Our 5 Cocktail Pinks
Our 5 Cocktail Pinks
Being interviewed by BBC for official Chelsea TV coverage.
Being interviewed by BBC for official Chelsea TV coverage.

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Chelsea Flower Show 2015

We are back at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for another year, in the Great Pavilion, stand GPB3. This year we are launching 5 NEW Whetman ‘cocktails’ collection, and our Tequila Sunrise’ pink was shortlisted for Chelsea Plant of the Year. This collection is available to buy from QVC, follow this link:

http://www.qvcuk.com/Whetman-Pinks-15-x-Giant-Cocktail-Pinks-Young-Plants-with-Fertiliser.product.505662.html?cm_sp=VIEWPOSITION-_-1-_-505662

When I get back from Chelsea I will put them up on website for sale too!

Our 5 cocktail pinks are:

Cherry Daiquiri – a beautiful lilac blush with a raspberry core

Cherry Daiquiri

Cosmopolitan – redcurrant-coloured blooms with a deep cherry red centre

Cosmopolitan

Mojito – pure white, semi-smooth-edged flowers fading to a citrus centre, giving a subtle nod to the refreshing lime, mint and rum-based drink

Mojito

Shirley Temple – candyfloss pink petals deepen to a dark red centre

Shirley Temple Optimised

Tequila Sunrise (shortlisted for RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2015) 

– creamy yellow petals with a pink lipstick-kiss ring in the middle

Tequila Sunrise Optimised

Each cocktail is a unique garden Pink (stems 12″-15″), hardy, fragrant, graceful – a breakthrough in our breeding programme.

If you are attending Chelsea please pop along to our stand GPB3 to see our display of versatile hardy, fragrant Pinks as we’d love to meet you.  The floral centrepieces at the show have been created by Sue Griffiths and contain more than 3,500 flowers. All flowers and plants were grown on the nursery in testing weather conditions.