Viola & Pansy Top 10 Festival FavouritesPosted: 29 Mar 2022
Top 10 Festival Favourites
March is the month of our Viola & Pansy Festival.
Did you know? Our festival is the largest independent variety trial of these plants held in the world.
This year, we hosted our nineteenth festival, with seeds of new varieties supplied by plant breeders from around the world; Germany, Japan, Holland, USA and UK to name a few.
We had new additions to the festival this year which included craft stalls, live music, the Illy coffee van, and competitions. These were really successful and we will plan to incorporate these again next year for our 20th Anniversary Festival!
As a horticultural garden centre, we are always keen to get children involved with growing their own, so we provided FREE goody bags for children who voted for their favourite varieties. Children could also get their facepainted and enter our very own Viola & Pansy Colouring Competition! Winners to be announced on Friday 1st April 2022.
We are pleased to say we had more votes than ever before, and we can now announce our Top 10 Festival Favourites.
The results were interesting so we have actually added an extra favourite to make it a Top 11, due to an improved variety as well as the old variety both reaching the Top 10.
|1st||Viola||Bel Viso||Orange Jump Up|
|3rd||Viola||Rocky||Orange with Purple Wing|
|4th||Viola||Corina||White Purple Wing|
|5th||Viola||Bel Viso||Blueberry Swirl|
|6th||Viola||Bel Viso||Pineapple Crush|
|8th||Pansy||Cello||Deep Orange w/ Blotch|
|9th||Pansy||Delta||Blue with Blotch|
|10th||Viola||Rocky||Orange with Purple Wing - Improved|
Left to right - Rocky Violet Blue, Rocky Orange with Purple Wing, Corina White Purple Wing & Bel Viso Pineapple Crush