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RHS Harlow Carr Exhibition: Women in Horticulture

February 8th, 2018 | News | 0 Comments

RHS-Display-Women-in-HorticultureCelebrating a century of achievement, this fascinating display looks at the highlights of the careers of a series of talented women working in horticulture.

Discover this exhibition at the RHS Garden Harlow Carr, featuring women who are represented within RHS Libraries’ original art and photographic collections. They include information on Gertrude Jekyll, Ellen Wilmot, Marion Cran, Dorothy Martin and Constance Spry. As educators, scientists, artists, writers and gardeners these women have changed the way we garden and left behind an enduring legacy.

The exhibition is open Monday-Sunday from 11am-4pm.


Mr Fothergill’s is proud to have entered into a new partnership with The RHS to bring out a range of flower seeds and vegetable seeds for home gardeners.  The extensive flower seed range creates beautiful garden displays with excellent performance. Additionally they have been awarded RHS’s perfect for pollinators, as the best source of food for pollinating insects.  The vegetable collection, of 56 AGM varieties, includes excellent modern strains as well as much-loved, trusted favourites.

The RHS Award of Garden Merit is a mark of quality, awarded to garden plants with excellent garden performance. Each award is given only after a trial at an RHS Garden and judge by a team of experts.

Royal Horticultural Society


To browse all the RHS events follow this link to the website.

Take a look at the RHS Range of flower seeds and vegetable seeds on the Mr Fothergill’s website.



Postman Makes First Class Deliveries with Mr Fothergill’s vegetables

August 6th, 2014 | News, The vegetable garden | 0 Comments

Cambridgeshire postman Roger Rayner recently scooped 12 First certificates at his local horticultural show and won the Stephenson Cup for gaining the most points in the show for a third consecutive year – all with vegetables grown from Mr Fothergill’s seeds.

Roger's tray of mixed vegetablesHis 12 victories on 19 July 2014  included Best Exhibit of Vegetables with cabbage Landini F1, Any Other Vegetable with aubergine Black Beauty and a Tray or Trug of at least Five Vegetable Varieties.  For good measure, Roger also managed 10 second places and five thirds.  It is the first time in 15 years of vegetable growing he has had aubergines ready for a July show.

Roger grows a large range of vegetables in his garden at Great Wilbraham, near Cambridge, virtually all from seed bought from Mr Fothergill’s.  So impressed was he with his results this summer, he took his awards along to the Newmarket seedsman’s headquarters, where the company’s technical manager Tracy Collacott gave him a tour of its trial grounds and seed packing operation.

Ground preparation is important in Roger’s quest for top quality vegetables, and he also grows a wide range of varieties to give himself plenty of choice when show time comes around.  He also keeps chickens and makes a valuable liquid plant feed from their manure steeped in water.

Roger also enjoys a friendly rivalry with another keen exhibitor, who lives opposite him in the village.  “When I win the Stephenson Cup, I like to leave it in the front window for a week or two – just where he can see it!” he laughed.

Roger Rayner & Tracy Collacott