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Norfolk nurseries fly the flag at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and secure their golds

PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:27 23 May 2017

Peter Beales Roses gold medal.  Picture: Peter Beales

Peter Beales Roses gold medal. Picture: Peter Beales

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Two Norfolk nurseries are celebrating gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Gold for Thorncroft Clematis.  Picture: Thorncroft Gold for Thorncroft Clematis. Picture: Thorncroft

Spectacular displays by both Peter Beales Roses from Attleborough and Thorncroft Clematis from Reymerston, near Dereham, on their stands in the Grand Pavilion secured the top award from the perfection-seeking judges.

It is the 24th in a row for Peter Beales and the 10th gold for Thorncroft.

Peter Beales launched two new varieties for the show - Papworth’s Pride and Margaret Greville.

Rosa Papworth's Pride launched by Peter Beales Roses.  Picture: Peter Beales Rosa Papworth's Pride launched by Peter Beales Roses. Picture: Peter Beales

Papworth’s Pride was launched to mark the centenary of the foundation of the leading disability charity the Papworth Trust by Sir Pendrill Varrier Jones.

Margaret Greville was commissioned by the National Trust property Polesden Lacey to mark the 75th anniversary of its namesake’s bequest of all its beautiful treasures and contents to the Trust in 1942. Margaret Greville was an eminent socialite with a quick wit and a sharp tongue who thrived at the heart of Edwardian society. From humble beginnings as the illegitimate daughter of an enterprising brewer, she ascended the social ladder to become friends with King Edward VII and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, our late Queen Mother. Polesden Lacey, in Surrey, was a fabulous party house where the rich and powerful would come to play.

Thorncroft launched a new exotic clematis variety called Taiga with stunning double blue-purple flowers and it was also shortlisted in the Chelsea Flower of the Year competition.

Clematis Taiga launched by Thorncroft Clematis.  Picture: Thorncroft Clematis Taiga launched by Thorncroft Clematis. Picture: Thorncroft

Artisan garden the IBTC Lowestoft: Broadland Boatbuilder’s Garden was also among the gold medal winners, as was the World Horse Welfare Garden.

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