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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.


NO deliveries until w/c 15th April April 05, 2019 12:34

Sorry! NO deliveries until w/c 15th April - Gone Skiing... 

After a bonkers month of orders and the new 'Grande' Belle development (first batch produced - Phew!), we have decided to squeeze in a family Easter holiday.

You can make your order whilst we are away, and it will be delivered on a first ordered, first delivered basis.

The office will also be closed, so communications will be limited from the 6th - 15th April.

You can read about the launch of the new 'Grande' Plant Belles, and the RHS Chelsea Product of the Year news, in our blog.

  Large Plant Support - Grande Plant Belles   

 

Gone Skiing


Plant Belles Shows List 2019 January 01, 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 03, 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 02, 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


Limited deliveries during May - you will find us at RHS Malvern & Chelsea May 03, 2018 14:01

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 30, 2018 13:30

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 supporting Peonies and Sedums along busy walkways to keep the plants stand to attention, looking there best for the visitors. This year we delivered another batch of Plant Belle supports, with more requested for 2019!

Sidney Belle at 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.

Rosemoor Gardens 2013. The Plant Belles team have 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


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 08, 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.

 


May deliveries explained May 03, 2017 12:06

Due to our attendance at (and preparations for) the RHS Malvern Spring Festival (May 11th - 14th), and Chelsea Flower Show (May 23rd - 27th), we will be unable to pack and send parcels for MOST of May!

The whole of our small team, will be busy creating our (hopefully) award winning display gardens and manning the stands at both shows, all hands on deck. Both deliveries and communications will be limited.

Therefore, we will be collecting orders, but not sending deliveries out until Tuesday the 29th of May. The online shop will be open for you to make orders, and you should receive notification of the delays. However, the sooner you order, the sooner your parcels will be packed and sent from the mail order list. 

PLEASE NOTE: The back log of orders can become quite enormous and many items will need to be 'MADE TO ORDER' after Chelsea Flower Show. So expect additional delays to your delivery, if ordered later in May, or if items are listed at made to order. Items MADE TO ORDER arrive silver in colour, transforming to the full and lovely natural rust color in your garden over time, getting better and better with age!

Please also know that we will be doing are utmost to fulfill orders as soon as possible. Huge apologies for any inconvenience this will cause during the growing season!

We look forward to helping you on our return

Jenny, Alex & Team


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 Easter Holiday March 31, 2017 09:04

We are off on a wee holiday to the snow, a special BIG birthday treat for the chief Plant Belle maker.

We will be unable to pack and send orders from the 1st -10th of April this year. You can still make orders, which will be sent on a first ordered - first sent basis, week commencing Monday 10th April 2017.

Please note: During this time we will be reviewing some of our mail order prices, due to cost and delivery increases imposed upon us! But our show prices should not be effected.

Happy Easter, Jenny & Alex.

Plant Belle Deliveries


2017 Shows List - Happy New Year January 09, 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 09, 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

 

  


Spring delivery back-log April 26, 2016 14:44

Your delivery may be delayed, in most cases only by a few days. Once your order is packed we will send you an update and you should receive your delivery (working) 2 - 5 days after that.

Every year, when the fresh Spring growth appears, we experience a huge increase in orders. The two of us are working our socks off, to pack and send orders a quickly as possible. Apologies for the inconvenience this may cause you and your garden!

Occasionally we also run out of stock (despite attempting to be prepared), so need to stop packing for a few hours to make some things.

The situation can be made worst by our annual appearance at some of the great gardening events around the country, things can get a bit backlogged. 

Please be patient with us, we will endeavor to keep you informed of progress.