Representatives from VisitGuernsey are attending the Chelsea Flower Show with Chelsea Gold Medallist and horticultural legend, Raymond Evison.
Raymond Evison Clematis has been awarded a Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show a record 29 times and 2018 sees Raymond “Going for Gold” for the 30th time.
VisitGuernsey team members will attend the show and be located on the Raymond Evison Clematis exhibit to promote the Guernsey Floral Festival, which runs from the 9th to 17th June.
Guernsey and the Guernsey Floral Festival are featured in Raymond Evison Clematis literature, which will be handed out to thousands of visitors at the show.
The exhibit, which is 140sq m, will show a contemporary seashore scene with 3 sea waves incorporating clematis flowers appearing to float on and underneath the waves, and five boats filled with clematis in flower, floating on a sea of blue clematis. All of the clematis displayed have been bred or developed in Guernsey in Raymond’s world famous Guernsey Clematis Nursery.
Wendy Pedder from VisitGuernsey stated: “Raymond is a fantastic ambassador for Guernsey. We are excited to be working with him to promote our wonderful island and floral offering to this mass audience of flower enthusiasts.”
Raymond added: “I am fortunate to live and have my business on such a beautiful floral island and am delighted to have the chance to work with Visit Guernsey to promote the island to the world’s gardeners.”