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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.



Mr Fothergill’s award winner Sarah plans a new career in horticulture

August 30th, 2016 | News | 0 Comments

Award winner SarahCapel Manor College’s horticultural student Sarah Ruggeri is the 2016 winner of Mr Fothergill’s Award for the student who has demonstrated the highest skills in plant care and propagation. She was recently presented with a commemorative shield and a bursary of £500 by the company’s joint-managing director John Fothergill.

“Sarah has faced a great deal of personal challenges this year, but she has been determined to achieve this qualification. Her work is always to distinction standard, on time and with a flair for detail and creativity, especially in relation to propagation and growing plants in the protected environment. Sarah naturally helps other students within the group and is often the first to respond to queries and always gives generously with information to help” says Sarah Seery, head of horticulture at Capel.

Sarah Ruggeri worked in the City for 20 years before deciding on a career change. She says “I did a couple of short courses first, a gardening course and a floristry course, and it was the gardening one that had me truly hooked. It’s always something I’ve loved and I’m always outside in my own garden, but I hadn’t really considered it as a career before. I then went on to do the Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture covering the Amenities, Crops and Hard landscaping units. It was hard work, but I loved it and thankfully passed with a distinction. I’m now looking to find work, ideally with a garden maintenance firm”.

Capel Manor is the largest land-based college in Greater London, offering a range of nationally accredited courses and apprenticeships and with six centres across Greater London; they are within reach of anyone with a passion for the great outdoors. Subjects offered include horticulture, arboriculture, countryside management, environmental conservation, floristry, garden design, and landscaping. For more details of courses at Capel, visit

For more information on Mr Fothergill’s range, or to request a catalogue, please visit, telephone 0845 371 0518 or write to Mr Fothergill’s, Gazeley Road, Kentford, Suffolk CB8 7QB.