Thompson & Morgan and RHS Garden Hyde Hall team up
for a ‘Floral Fantasia’ this summer


Thompson & Morgan and RHS Garden Hyde Hall team up to create a fabulous garden for an event this summer, aptly named Floral Fantasia. Thompson & Morgan is transforming an area of the well-known RHS site near Chelmsford in Essex into a magnificent floral exhibition, showcasing many varieties of bedding plants.

Over four months from June to September, visitors will see thousands of summer bedding plants displayed in beds, pots and hanging baskets in and around the Floral Fantasia garden.

The theme of the event is ‘Inspiring Gardeners Old and New’ and aims to provide visitors with inspiration to create floral impact in their own gardens.

RHS Garden Hyde Hall Head of Site, Ian Le Gros, says:

“I’m delighted to welcome Floral Fantasia to Hyde Hall for the first time and it’s been great to work with Thompson & Morgan on this project. It will provide a dazzling display during the summer months and will surely inspire novice and seasoned gardeners, both old and young, to have a go at growing themselves.

Bedding plants are simple to grow and add instant impact to your garden be it in baskets and pots or as gap-fillers for your border, so by the time our visitors have seen the display, they will hopefully go home buzzing with ideas for their own gardens.”

Thompson & Morgan’s Head of New Product Development, Peter Freeman adds:

“We’re thrilled to be working with RHS Garden Hyde Hall to design and create the T&M Floral Fantasia garden. I think it will be one of the highlights of the summer in the East of England! We will be planting many traditional summer favourites, as well as a selection of our new introductions some of which are exclusive to Thompson & Morgan.

We’re particularly excited about our new and exclusive sunflower, Sunbelievable™ which will be on display in borders and pots. There will certainly be tons of inspiration for visitors to take home with them!”

Floral Fantasia at RHS Garden Hyde Hall runs from 1st June to 30th September 2018.

To view Thompson & Morgan’s extensive range of bedding plants, go to www.thompson-morgan.com/bedding-plants

For more information on Floral Fantasia at RHS Garden Hyde Hall this summer go to


RHS Garden Hyde Hall 2018 Admission Prices:

Adults £11.50 (£12.65 with Gift Aid)

Children (5-16) £5.75 (£6.33 with Gift Aid)

Child 4 and under FREE

RHS members FREE

Please note that non-RHS members can purchases their tickets in advance on the website, or alternatively they can be purchased on arrival at the garden.

Group Visits:

Pre-booked groups 10+ £9.50

About the RHS

Founded in 1804, the RHS is a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. It aims to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and is committed to making the UK a greener and more beautiful place. The charity’s core objective is to be the world’s leading gardening charity by inspiring passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture.

About Thompson & Morgan

Based in Ipswich, Suffolk since 1855, Thompson & Morgan is the UK’s most successful horticultural company. It’s the only seed and plant specialist to develop its own plant lines in the UK, and has introduced more species and varieties to the British gardening public than any other similar company in the industry.

Prices correct at time of publishing.

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