The Garden Superstore, sister company of Fargro Ltd, is to sponsor Hampshire Carnivorous Plants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 as the Winchester based firm aims to win their 21st RHS Chelsea gold medal.
Hampshire Carnivorous Plants has been growing carnivorous plants for 35 years and can boast the widest range of quality carnivorous plants available in the UK. The family company, led by owner and operator Matt Soper, grows an extensive range of carnivorous plants, including Venus Flytraps and Sarrancenias.
The Hampshire Carnivorous plants display is always a popular attraction at RHS Chelsea Flower show, and Matt has won more than 100 RHS gold medals, including 20 at RHS Chelsea, for his variety of natural born killers. This is in addition to winning best-in-show awards at Gardening Scotland, the Malvern Autumn Show, BBC Gardeners' World Live, RHS Tatton Park and the National Amateur Gardening Show.
He comments: “We have been showing at RHS Chelsea since 1999 and it is always an honour and privilege to be a part of such a well-respected show. If we are awarded a gold medal this year it will be absolutely fantastic as we will be the only carnivorous plant nursery to have 21 consecutive gold medals, so we are keeping fingers crossed for Hampshire Carnivorous Plants and The Garden Superstore!”
Matt adds: “I feel just as passionate about growing these fascinating plants as I did when I got my first Venus Flytrap aged 7 and I am delighted my family share this passion. The quality growing equipment and advice we receive from Fargro combined with sponsorship from The Garden Superstore has helped turn our passion into a market-leading business”
Richard Hopkins, Managing Director, Fargro commented: “We are delighted to work with Matt and help support his outstanding business. He is a true pioneer and his expertise and passion for these wonderful and exotic plants is clear to see. Everybody at Fargro and The Garden Superstore will be keenly watching and hoping that he wins his 21st gold medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show as it is truly well deserved.”