Posted 22nd Feb 2016
Two of Cheshire's oldest and most notable families are coming together with a joint Floral Exhibit in the Great Pavilion at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016
The Cholmondeley family have lived in Cheshire since the Norman times and will be joined by 15th generation family oat miller, Mornflake, who are recreating Cholmondeley Castle's famous 'Temple Garden' at this year's Flower Show.
Led by award-winning Head Gardener, Barry Grain, it is believed that this will be the first 'Northern' garden tof its kind which will be featured in the Great Pavilion.
The Temple Garden at Cholmondeley is known as a 'Garden of Distinction' and viewed as one of England's hidden treasures. Covered in history, the gardens are underpinned in agriculture, as Cholmondeley works with tenant farmers to make the most of the stunning land that carves out the castle and it's surrounding grounds.
Mornflake represent the agricultural foundations that make up the Cholmodeley Estate, being a huge supporter of British land and food for more than 340 years. Independently owned by the Lea family since 1675, Mornflake grows oats with British farmers to help protect the future of oat crops. It was also Mornflake who invented the stabilisation of oats during the Second World War, which enabled them to be stored as the house-hold staple we see them as today.
Grain said: "“Chelsea is without doubt on the bucket list of every professional gardener in the country, and possibly the world. Lady Cholmondeley has worked tirelessly her whole life to create the romance of The Temple Garden, as such it is a true honour to represent Cholmondeley and working alongside Mornflake and the Lea family to bring this vision of British Cheshire beauty to fruition, makes the experience even more special”.