Bowood House sometimes referred to as Bowood Park near Calne in Wiltshire hosted the Calne Flower Show for many years and James Lye , gardener to the Hon. Mrs. Hay of Clyffe Hall, Market Lavington was a regular exhibitor at these shows. The following Marquess’s of Lansdowne owned/occupied Bowood during the years that James would have exhibited. • Henry Charles, 4th Marquess of Lansdowne (1816–1866) • Henry Charles Keith, 5th Marquess of L...

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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – We are pleased to announce that the Collection will be exhibiting for the first time in the Floral Marquee at the Royal Horticultural Society’s, Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 5 – 10 July 2016, as part of the Plant Heritage displays highlighting the diverse range of National Plant Collections. [The full press release is available here] (19 December 2015)...

Student from Easton and Otley College completes the Diploma in Horticulture (Level 2) following his work placement with the Collection
Royal Norfolk Show / 07/07/2015

Jordan Allison from Easton and Otley College has been working with the Collection since September 2014 as part of his Diploma in Horticulture (Level 2). The final event of Jordan’s time with the Collection was our display at the Royal Norfolk Show. Since September, Jordan has been working towards the Show. He starting with planning the display, this was followed by propagating and growing the display plants, as well as plants to s...

Royal Norfolk Show – 2015
Fuchsias , Royal Norfolk Show / 07/07/2015

Royal Norfolk Show success – The Collection staged its first ever judged horticultural display at the Royal Norfolk Show, which was held on the 1st & 2nd of July. The display was built on the 30th of June, with the help of Jordan Allison, a student from Easton and Otley College, ahead of judging which took place on the morning of the 1st of July. The display received a ‘Floral Bronze Medal‘. [The full press release...

Collection’s First Open Day 2014

Collection Open Day – The James Lye Fuchsia Collection, will be throwing its doors open to the public for its first Plant Heritage, National Plant Collection open day on Sunday 7th September 2014. To view the full Press Release, click on the link below (3 March 2014)...

National Plant Collection Status

Plant Heritage – Leading plant conservation charity, Plant Heritage is delighted to welcome a National Collection of Fuchsia cvs. Introduced by the Victorian Plantsman, James Lye. To view the full Press Release, click n the link below [PDF] (14 February 2013) Press Release Download (PDF)...