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Limited deliveries during June - still catching up! May 1, 2019 10:59

Show time! We will be unable to send any parcels throughout most of May, due to our attendance at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the Malvern Spring Show. Deliveries will begin again, but slowly, from the 31st of May. All orders in June will be Made-to-order.

Update... Plant Belles in RHS Gardens April 23, 2019 14:50

2019 update - Easter weekend saw the delivery more Plant Belles for the RHS gardens.

Plant Belle delivery to RHS Wisley Gardens

Including the NEW 'Grande' Plant Belles, to both the RHS Wisley and Rosemoor gardens. The perfect testing ground for the new designs. The Belles will be put to the challenge by the garden teams, in advance of the BIG launch at Chelsea Flower Show 2019.

'Major Lawrence' Belle photographed in the Rose Garden at RHS Rosemoor.

2018 update - Wisley Gardens: Plant Belles are growing in numbers in the borders at RHS Wisley Gardens. Back in 2014 Wisley's curator Matthew Pottage and his team began using the Gertrude and Christopher Belles to support Peonies and Sedums along busy walkways, to keep the plants standing to attention, looking their best for the visitors. This year we delivered another batch of Plant Belle supports, with more requested for 2019!

Sidney Belle at RHS Rosemoor

2016 update - Belle Towers at Rosemoor Gardens: Plant Belles have been supporting plants in the gardens at RHS Rosemoor gardens since 2013. Since then the Belle collection has grown in size year on year. With a new commission this January, for 8 special Belle Towers installed into huge terracotta Whichford pottery pots for climbing roses in the 'Rose Garden' and 10 more George Belles installed later in the year.

2014 update - Plant Tunnels at Harrlow Carr:  We were very proud to supply Harlow Carr with a number of our large 4ft Tunnels to protect the planting in the kitchen gardens in North Yorkshire.

'Sidney' Belles photographed in the Hot Garden at RHS Rosemoor.

Rosemoor Gardens 2013. The Plant Belles team began working with the Rosemoor gardens curator, Jonathan Webster, to create an extraordinary display in the 'Hot Garden' (seen above). Jon and his team have installed over 100 ‘Plant Belle’ plant supports in the gardens nr Torrington, Devon. The belles, edging hoops, edging hurdles and plant crooks are designed to be both practical and beautiful, offering support to the plants and ornate interest for visitors all year round.

Plant Crooks at Rosemoor

Original 2013 Plant Belles & RHS press release


Plant Belles go 'Grande' - RHS Chelsea Product of the Year 2019 Finalists! April 17, 2019 10:49

Hot of the press...Plant Belles go 'Grande'.

Imagine a 'Grande' Sidney Belle. Well that is what we have imagined. We are currently developing an all NEW Grande Belle range, taller, wider and heavier steel than our original Plant Belle designs. To be unveiled & launched at Chelsea Flower Show 2019, to mark this, our 10th anniversary year of trading directly to the gardening public.


Plant Belles Shows List 2019 January 1, 2019 13:19

We are back at RHS Chelsea and Malvern again this year. But new for 2019 is the Coach House Plant Sale in the Cotswolds. Details below...

Coach House Plant Sale

March 8th 2019 - Cotswolds Specialist Plant Sale, The Coach House Garden, Ampney Crucis, nr. Cirencester, Gloucestershire (Only 10am - 1pm)

May 9th - 12th 2019 - RHS Malvern Spring Festival, Three Counties Showground, Worchestershire

May 21st - 25th 2019 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London

Hope to see you there...


Last orders for Christmas by 6pm December 17th December 3, 2018 11:15

Please note: Orders made after the 17th of December (6pm), will be sent w/c 7th January.

You are running out of time to order Christmas gifts. Have a look at our Festive offers & gift page for some inspiration. December 17th is your last chance to order for a Christmas delivery. Last orders will be 6pm on the Monday. Deliveries will begin again in the New Year.

The website is open for orders through Christmas period, but no parcels will be sent until after January 7th.

Plant Belle's Grande wreath ring, not seen here as, impressively decorated by Milla for Hayne, Devon. Gorgeous!


More Plant Belles are heading across the pond! November 2, 2018 10:36

Our third shipment of Plant Belles heading West, on a container ship, for the US.

Assuming the container arrives safely (no pirates or icebergs), the Belles will be available before the end of 2018, from the Detroit Garden Works, Sylvan Lake, Michigan. Have a look at the great DGW Instagram posts.

Very proud to have been supplying Detroit Garden Works since 2015.


Summer Closure, re-opening September 14th July 23, 2018 11:12

The shop is now closed for our Summer break. We will begin sending mail order deliveries again in September, date to be confirmed (watch this space).

Plant Belles open water swimming team July 22, 2018 09:00

When not making, selling, sending Plant Belles or gardening, we have been busy training for our Summer of open water swim adventures...

Update... More Plant Belles for the National Trust July 20, 2018 12:00

The National Trust Garden at Knightshayes Court, Nr Tiverton, Devon, have introduced over 80 additional Plant Belle designs, to the wonderfully restored walled kitchen gardens.

The National Trust collaboration started back in 2008, with the former Head Gardener at Castle Drogo, Andrew Midgley. Together we created the 'George Belle'.


Things are beginning to get back to normal... June 14, 2018 21:07

... after working our socks off, making and sending the Malvern & Chelsea back log of orders, we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Despite now making all Plant Belle designs to order, we are now aiming to get your parcels sent the week after placing your orders.

At this time of year (post Spring rush and Chelsea Flower Show) most of our products are now 'made to order', so don't expect your order to arrive at our normal speed! Most items will therefore arrive 'silver' in colour, but will transform over time, to become a lovely even conker brown colour, with the help of mother nature. Plant Belle products get better and better with age.

Thank you for your patience!

Jenny & Alex


Christopher is back... April 21, 2018 10:12

Phew! Alex is making more Christopher Belles this weekend, we were running very low on stock, so I had to remove the Belle package deals from the website!

     

But he is coming back in time for show season, and so are the Package Deals.

Remember that as Christopher is 'Just-made' he will arrive silver in colour, put his straight out in the garden and he will change to a lovely even rust finish over time, with the help of mother nature.


Chelsea Flower Show 2018 dates January 8, 2018 11:27

We will be back to both the RHS Malvern Spring Gardening Festival and the Chelsea Flower Show this year. Dates & links below...

Hope to see you there. Best wishes for 2018, J & A.
May 10th - 13th 2018 - RHS Malvern Spring Festival, Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire.
May 22nd - 26th 2018 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London.
More may be announced...

Now Closed for Christmas Deliveries October 30, 2017 08:57

We will be open again in the New Year. You are welcome to make an order over Christmas and New Year, but delivery collections will not commence until Monday 8th January. Have a Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year, from Jenny & Alex.

From the 1st of November we will be offering a new range of Plant Belles offers and gift bundles.

    

We have a variety of new Plant Belles package combinations, we have introduced the Tall Swag Crooks as a value bundle and the 4 foot tunnel x 2 is still available. Read more on our 2017 Christmas offers page.

Please note that last orders for Christmas will be midday Sunday 17th of December.


Back from Chelsea 2017, to a backlog of orders - Fantastic but frantic! May 29, 2017 14:08

On our return from Chelsea we find ourselves with no time to rest, due to the fantastic number of orders made at the show and online. Due to a bumper Spring season (pre. Chelsea) we are now making many of our designs to order. So please bear with us whilst we make and send orders as fast as we can. Expect a 2 - 3 week delay! Apologies for the inconvenience.

We had a great show, the weather was perfect (shaded by a huge tree to keep cool). I wore George Belle and Alex wore his new, very practical, rust coloured canvas trousers and got mistaken for Monty Don! (he was not flattered, due to the age gap!). We proudly received another RHS gold star award for our display in Ranelagh Gardens, at Chelsea Flower Show this year. See here with Fillijonk, who is pleased to see us home. I will post pictures of Chelsea, as soon as we find time between making and packing orders.

 


2017 Shows List update April 24, 2017 11:00

Only 2 shows to go...

RHS Malvern Spring Garden Festival is our next show, hope to see you there (details below).

So far we have been luck with the weather, no flip flop shows but also no washouts! Fingers crossed for Malvern & Chelsea.

March 25th - 26th 2017 - Gardens Illustrated Festival, Westonbirt School, Tetbury, Cotswolds
April 21st - 23rd 2017 - Loseley Park Spring Garden Show, Guildford, Surrey.
May 11th - 14th 2017 - RHS Malvern Spring Festival, Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire.

May 23rd - 27th 2017 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London.

Rest!


2017 Shows List - Happy New Year January 9, 2017 13:53

Happy New year from Plant Belles. Whats Happening this new year?

We have a choice selection of shows to attend the year, some new and some old favorites. We will be back at Malvern this Spring (memories of our first ever show, back in 2009), and back at Chelsea (always very exciting and exhausting). New for 2017 will be Loseley Park, Nr Guildford (instead of Wisley) and we will be hobnobbing with the garden design royalty at the Gardens Illustrated festival in the Cotswolds (First show this year, March 25th).

Have a look at the list & links below, hope to see you there. Best wishes for 2017, J & A.

Find us at a gardening event 2017

March 25th - 26th 2017 - Gardens Illustrated Festival, Westonbirt School, Tetbury, Cotswolds
April 21st - 23rd 2017 - Loseley Park Spring Garden Show, Guildford, Surrey. (Not confirmed)
May 11th - 14th 2017 - RHS Malvern Spring Festival, Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire.
May 23rd - 27th 2017 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London.
More to be announced...

More Plant Belles off to America November 28, 2016 10:51

Our second shipment of Plant Belles has left for America, on a container ship, heading West for the US.

Assuming the container arrives safely (no pirates or icebergs), the Belles will be available in Spring 2017, from the Detroit Garden WorksSylvan Lake, Michigan. Very proud.


Cheslea Flower Show 2017 November 17, 2016 15:11

Great news! We have been offered a place at Chelsea Flower Show again next year. It is always a nail-biting time, waiting to hear if we have been selected. Hopefully our growing bag of 'Gold Star Awards' have helped our cause!

See 2017 show list for more details...


RHS Hampton Court Flower Show & Wisley Flower Show July 9, 2016 16:41

 

Another '4 gold star' award for our first display at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.

The Barrel Top Wagon 'Chelsea Hut' was also admired by many...

  

  

Images of our award winning stand at Hampton Court, taken by Nicolas Hodgson Photography.

NEXT SHOW: You can find us at RHS Wisley Flower Show, from September 6th - 11th. PLEASE NOTE: Whilst at the show we will be unable to send out deliveries, but orders can be made via the online shop. Post show we will fulfill orders on a 'first order - first sent' basis. Please be patient as we may also have to make special items to order!

Alex has been busy, busy making, but still we sometimes run out!


2016 Shows List update April 29, 2016 09:30

PLEASE NOTE: We will not be attending the Malvern RHS Spring Garden Festival this year due to major building work deadlines at Plant Belles HQ. Sorry for any inconvenience. Mail order is available all through Spring/early Summer.

The best way to see Plant Belles and to enjoy our 'Special Show Offers' is by visiting us at one of these 2016 gardening events. PLEASE NOTE whilst at the Gardening shows, mail order deliveries can be delayed.

February 16th - 17st 2016 - RHS London Early Spring Show, RHS Horticultural Halls, Westminster
April 21st - 24th 2016 - Harrogate Flower Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, North Yorkshire
July 5th - 10th 2016 - RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, East Molesey, Surrey (NOT CONFIRMED)
September 6th - 13th 2016 - RHS Wisley Flower Show, Woking, Surrey

 

  


CHRISTMAS DELIVERIES order deadline November 23, 2015 10:37

Orders placed up until midnight on Sunday 20th of December, will be packed and sent on Monday/Tuesday, for last minute delivery before Xmas (assuming no courier issues!).

To avoid disappointment and worry, don't leave it that late if possible. All couriers can struggle with volumes of parcels around this time, so NO GUARANTEES can be made by Plant Belles or APC (our 3rd party courier service) that orders made after the 16th of December will arrive in time!

Check out our Christmas gift ideas & offers. Merry Christmas from Jenny & Alex


From Chelsea to Tatton Flower Show 2015 October 14, 2015 11:43

2015 Chelsea Flower Show was a great success, despite breaking down at the gates of the show, followed by a few days of chaos to recover from the catastrophe, we managed to achieve another 3 star award to add to our collection! (see pictures of Plant Belles at Chelsea Flower Show).

The mayhem did not ease up after Chelsea with an unprecedented number of orders rolling in over the following weeks. We were forced to close the online shop to catch up and replenishing our stock, in time for the next big show. 

We just got ready for our first RHS Show at Tatton Park, which turned out to be just as momentous, as our Plant Belle garden display (which took us days to build) achieved a rare '4 star' award for our efforts...very proud, had a few Pimms! ...

          

 


Plant Belles and Kew Royal Botanic Gardens September 7, 2015 10:29

You may have seen Plant Belles for sale at Kew Gardens and at Wakehurst Place over the years. This month you have a rare chance to join us at 'Bountiful Botanics' a great Kew event, held at Wakehurst Place on the 26th & 27th of September.

Wakehurst features natural woodland and lakes, formal gardens, an Elizabethan house and the exciting 21st-century architecture of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank.

The 'Bountiful Botanics' event claims to be a weekend of family-friendly gardening fun. We will be setting up our stall to display the full range of Plant Belle designs. We have been busy beavering away to bring even the elusive George Belles & Belle Towers. Full details of the event and all its activities & tours etc. on the Kew website. I hope you can join us.

  


Plant Belles at Chelsea 2015 (Part 2 - the show must go on!) August 1, 2015 12:52

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 proved to be another memorable event for Plant Belles, but this time for all the wrong reasons...

It has taken a while to write this, as it has taken a while to recover!. We broke down in spectacular style - at the gates to the Chelsea showground, only days before the show opens (ready or not). A catastrophic clutch failure meant we were turned away with our first load, our wizzy new Chelsea hut centerpiece to build (made by Barrel Top Wagons), lots of plant supports and plants.

After a lot of ciaos, a hired van, 2 trips to Devon and back, 2 London garages, and a little help from some helping hands, we managed to put on our 2015 'bigger' display and launch our new trellis design the Climbing Squares, all in the nick of time. We even managed to scoop our second 3 star display award - if only they knew...

  

Despite the mayhem of setting up and the long days, we love it!

Read more in the Devon Life Magazine, Devon at Chelsea article, June Issue.