The team at Raymond Evison Clematis are very much looking forward to the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show.
The 2018 Chelsea Flower Show will see Raymond J. Evison OBE attempting to be awarded his 30th Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal for exhibits of clematis cultivars. He first exhibited at Chelsea in the late 1960s when he was a junior partner and managing director of Treasures of Tenbury Ltd, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire.
Since 1997 he has exhibited from time to time from his Guernsey Clematis Nursery and from 2003 he has been awarded 15 consecutive Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medals.
The 2018 exhibit will be a contemporary seashore exhibit featuring clematis floating on 3 waves that are 14m long and also rolling underneath these waves.
There will be two board-walks where visitors can walk between the waves and admire the clematis flowers closely, thus interacting with the plants. Also incorporated in the design will be 5 boats full of clematis in flower, the boats will appear to be floating on a sea of blue clematis flowers along side the sandy shoreline .
The shoreline of sea sand will feature amongst other items, old fashioned crab and lobster pots also enhanced with clematis plants in flower.
There will be three new clematis cultivars on view that are part of the Raymond Evison Clematis Collection for 2018, these being C.Nubia (tm) Evipo079(n) a stunning new red C.Sarah Elizabeth (tm) Evipo098(n) a new colour break in pink flowered clematis, which is named after Sarah Elizabeth Groves who tragically lost her life in Kashmir .
And C.Tranquilite (tm) Evipo111(n) an outstanding very paleblue/white named to acknowledge the outstanding work of Les Bourgs Hospice in Guernsey.
Raymond's Guernsey Clematis Nursery is one of the leading breeders and producers of clematis in the world with over two million young clematis produced and shipped around the world during 2017, its new market areas include South Korea Japan and China.