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Holbeach firm strikes gold at Chelsea for 26th consecutive year

Taylors' Bulbs have won a 26th consecutive gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show for a stunning display of British grown daffodils from their Holbeach farm.

The display is made up of more than 70 varieties of daffodils and 2,000 flowers of all colours, shapes and sizes.

The stand is truly a magnificent sight, regularly stopping visitors in their tracks as they browse the Grand Pavilion.

Rebecca Brookhouse, Sallyanne Foreman and Adam Taylor with a 26th gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Rebecca Brookhouse, Sallyanne Foreman and Adam Taylor with a 26th gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Taylors' Bulbs director Adam Taylor said: “We are absolutely delighted with the gold medal in our centenary year and particularly pleased as, although many of the team involved in the flower display have been involved in the shows before, this was the first year with Sallyanne Foreman leading.

“Everyone here has supported each other really well and driven a determination to make it to the gold medal standard.”

Sallyanne said: “The question we are asked the most is how we get them all to flower at the same time.

“When gardeners see some of the earliest flowering varieties such as February Gold displayed alongside Pheasant’s Eye, they wonder how a flowering gap of about three months they have seen in their garden has vanished in our display.”

“We force the flowers to display quality - and the lack of sun in early May initially caused slow emergence.

“What started out as a slow process accelerated rapidly once the fine, bright weather returned, turning the picking of the flowers into an endurance event.”

Taylors Bulbs is one of the largest bulb companies in the country and the family business is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

The Walkers Bulbs @ Taylors display can be found in the Grand Pavilion stand no GPB111.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show ends on Saturday.

Previously ...

SPECIAL REPORT: Taylors' Bulbs in Holbeach is marking 100 years of growing - and the firm is still going strong

Celebrating the daffodil as Taylors Bulbs in Holbeach turns 100 years old

South Holland celebrates the wonderful daff - and an expert gets a prestigious trophy


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