Anne Godfrey and Daisy Roots Nursery celebrate at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018!

Daisy Roots is a small, independent nursery, run by Anne Godfrey in Hertfordshire.  Anne Godfrey specialises in growing drought tolerant, hardy perennials and ornamental grasses, which Anne propagates herself from seeds and cuttings, at her nursery in Hertford.  All of the plants sold by Daisy Roots are hardy, healthy, and drought resistant.

Anne Godfrey from Daisy Roots Nursery, pictured on her Gold Medal winning exhibit of drought tolerant, hardy perennials and ornamental grasses, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017.

Last year, I celebrated Daisy Roots Gold Medal win at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, where I loved the beautiful irises, Verbascums, Anthemis, Aquilegias, and ornamental grasses that made up the nursery’s Gold Medal winning display!  This year I have been looking forward to seeing the plants that Anne Godfrey has grown for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018!

Anne Godfrey from Daisy Roots Nursery, pictured on her Gold Medal winning exhibit of drought tolerant, hardy perennials and ornamental grasses, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017.

I am so happy to share with you that Anne Godfrey and Daisy Roots Nursery were again awarded a Gold Medal for their fantastic exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, which featured irises, Verbascums, Lagurus ovatus, Orlaya grandiflora, Geraniums, Salvias, and many other hardy and drought tolerant perennials and ornamental grasses.  Let me take you on a tour of the exhibit that Anne Godfrey created for Daisy Roots Nursery for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018………

Daisy Roots Nursery’s Gold Medal, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

Daisy Roots Nursery paid tribute to the late horticulturist, writer, plantswoman and gardener Beth Chatto at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, Beth Chatto’s Gravel Garden is the book on the bench.

Lagurus ovatus pictured as part of a display with drought tolerant, hardy perennials and ornamental grasses created by Anne Godfrey from Daisy Roots Nursery, for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

Anthyllis coccinea ‘Dark Beauty’, pictured on the Gold Medal winning exhibit from Daisy Roots Nursery, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

Helianthemum ‘The Bride’, pictured on the Gold Medal winning exhibit created by Daisy Roots Nursery, from Hertfordshire, for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

Heuchera ‘Blondie’ (Little Cutie Series) pictured on Daisy Roots Nursery’s Gold Medal winning exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

Daisy Roots Nursery were presented with a Gold Medal from the RHS judges at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

Orlaya grandiflora pictured on the Daisy Roots Nursery Gold Medal winning exhibit, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

Part of the Gold Medal winning exhibit created by Daisy Roots Nursery, for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

Anthemis ‘Tetworth’, pictured on the Gold Medal winning exhibit from Anne Godfrey of Daisy Roots Nursery, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

Verbascum ‘Merlin’ pictured on Daisy Roots Nursery’s Gold Medal winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 exhibit.

Armeria pseudarmeria ‘Ballerina Red’, pictured on the Gold Medal winning exhibit, from Daisy Roots Nursery, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

Geranium maculatum ‘Espresso’.

Arctotis × hybrida hort. ‘Flame’.

Colourful Geums with the white flowered Orlaya grandiflora, pictured on Daisy Roots Nursery’s Gold Medal winning exhibit, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

Part of the Gold Medal winning exhibit created by Daisy Roots Nursery, for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

Lagurus ovatus, on the Gold Medal winning stand, produced by Daisy Roots Nursery, for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana pictured on the Gold Medal winning exhibit from Daisy Roots Nursery, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

Part of the Gold Medal winning exhibit created by Daisy Roots Nursery, for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

From March until October, Daisy Roots Nursery opens to visitors every Friday and Saturday, from 10am to 4pm.

Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’.

Anne Godfrey from Daisy Roots Nursery, pictured on her Gold Medal winning exhibit of drought tolerant, hardy perennials and ornamental grasses, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017.

From March until October, Daisy Roots Nursery opens to visitors every Friday and Saturday, from 10am to 4pm.  Or you can visit Daisy Roots website at any time, where you’ll find details of their mail order service, and find out which plant fairs and shows across the country the nursery will be attending.

Other articles that may interest you………

To read another of my interviews with Anne Godfrey and see photographs of Daisy Roots Nursery’s exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, please click here.

To read my interview with Mark Gregory and take a tour of the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden, which won a Gold Medal and the People’s Choice Award, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, please click here.

To take a tour of the Silent Pool Gin Garden, which was designed by David Neale, for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, please click here.

To read my interview with Chris Beardshaw and see photographs of the Morgan Stanley Garden for Great Ormond Street Hospital, please click here.

To see photographs from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, please click here.

To see an overview of the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017, please click here.

To see an overview of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016, please click here.

To see an overview of the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016, please click here.

To see an overview of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015, please click here.

To see an overview of the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2015, please click here.

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One thought on “Anne Godfrey and Daisy Roots Nursery celebrate at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018!

  1. Amoret Tanner

    May 25, 2018 at 7:31am

    Daisy Roots feature and superb photographs was a delight and so very helpful to a gardener who cannot travel.

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      Pumpkin Beth

      May 25, 2018 at 11:12am

      Thank you Amoret, I am so glad that you enjoyed seeing Daisy Roots exhibit. This nursery is open to the public, they opened a mail order service last year, so even if you cannot visit you can purchase plants (although there maybe a delay while they are at the show). If there’s anything in particular you would like to know about Chelsea let me know and I’ll be happy to answer any questions. I am working on my trials at the moment, as I have a lot of things happening at once, but I will be adding Chelsea articles as soon as I can. Best wishes, Beth

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