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The Plant Based Podcast

May 21, 2019

Chelsea Flower Show special: Introducing THE PLANT OF THE YEAR!

It’s Chelsea time! One of the most exciting weeks in any gardeners’ diary where horticultural experts and plant lovers from all over the world unite to celebrate gardening!

Each year, the RHS crowns one new plant its Plant of the Year and, at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, the Plant Based Podcast got to meet the team behind this year’s winning plant.

It just so happens it has been created by our sponsor Suttons!

Michael and Ellen go behind the scenes at the world’s most prestigious gardening show to chat to the team at Suttons who created Sedum ‘Atlantis’, the 2019 Plant of the Year which is the first time a sedum has won.

They meet managing director, David Robinson, who talks about Suttons and recent changes for the company. Suttons has over 200 years of gardening knowledge and expertise and built an enviable reputation for supplying only the very best quality seeds so it’s no surprise that they won Plant of the Year. Gavin Johns, a buyer for Suttons, also joins to discuss how to identify a Plant of the Year and what to look out for at the show.

Later in the episode, Peter van Rijssen joins the podcast. He is an international plant hunter who is responsible for bringing Sedum Atlantis to market and talks through the story behind this year’s Plant of the Year.


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