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Burncoose Nurseries showcase plants as pollinators

Burncoose Nurseries showcase plants as pollinators
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Chelsea Flower Show 23 - 27 May 2017

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show regular, Burncoose Nurseries, will be showcasing the importance of insects and animals as plant pollinators in their garden this year.

The garden, which has once again been designed by Burncoose’s Louisa Lazarowicz and Geraldine Hood-Leeder will feature plants which rely on various insects and mammals for pollination.

Alongside highlighting the importance of bees in plant pollination, the Burncoose garden will also feature plants which attract flies, bats, beetles, moths and even those which rely on human intervention for pollination. 

The Burncoose Nurseries garden is again supported by Terra Firma, one of Europe’s leading private equity firms. Terra Firma is also a generous supporter of youth charity The Prince’s Trust and use their sponsorship at RHS Chelsea to support the work of the charity. This year’s Prince’s Trust Ambassador, British actress Gemma Arterton, visited the Burncoose stand.

Commenting on the garden, Gemma said, “It’s great to see such a wonderful garden which, as well as showcasing fantastic design, also shares a powerful message about the many and varied animals we rely on for plant pollination. This highlights how so often it is the unsung and often unknown heroes we rely on, something which resonates with me as a Prince’s Trust Ambassador.”

Charles Williams, owner of Burncoose Nurseries added, “Many people are now aware of the importance of the bee in plant pollination, but the Burncoose team is taking a more in depth look at pollinators. Our garden this year highlights plants which rely on a diverse range of insects, animals and mammals for pollination, from the mundane and sometimes overlooked to the unusual and even exotic.”

Guy Hands, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Terra Firma Capital Partners, said, “Once again the Burncoose Nurseries show team have created a beautiful garden with a wonderful theme. We are all aware of the threats to the pollinators on which the health and genetic diversity of much of our plant life depends. However, what many people may not fully appreciate is the range of work carried out by other pollinators. This garden is a great illustration of the diversity of our natural world.”

Terra Firma has sponsored the Burncoose Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show since 2003. Terra Firma is also a Patron of The Prince’s Trust and its support has helped disadvantaged young people through The Prince's Trust Enterprise programme.

The Burncoose exhibit is located in the Great Pavilion
Stand number GPF 198.

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