Cacti and Succulents, Cactus Couple, Craig House Cacti

Hi everyone,

We have managed to survive another year of turmoil. Not many of you saw us at the Malvern Summer Festival as it was so poorly advertised. It was so bad even the locals did not know it was on. However, we did manage three good shows afterwards.

Chorley Flower Show was great and we even had a feature on their local television. We are hoping to return again this season. Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC proved another hit even though it had moved to the end of August. We were again interviewed by Rebecca Wood for BBC Midlands Today. Then our last venue was back to Malvern for their Autumn Show. This turned out to be a good show as they seemed to get their act together this time. Then what a surprise! Rebecca turned up with her camera man in tow. He filmed us all then wanted us looking at our plants. No problem. We sent Rebecca to serve our customers and to their surprise she did an excellent job.

We didn’t appear at Chelsea at the end of September as it clashed with Malvern.

We should be returning this year as it is back in its usual spot at the end of May and gradually reducing our show season as it is getting harder for us to maintain our high standard. Still 9 gold medals at Chelsea out of 11 appearances and over 60 years of growing experience. We will try our best to appear at Malvern Spring, Chelsea, Gardeners’ World, Chorley and Malvern Autumn.

We hope to see you all at these shows with your enthusiasm for these plants that seem to be in vogue at the moment. Good growing everyone.

Stan and Vicki.

Flower Shows 2022

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

5th to 8th May

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

24th to 28th May

BBC Gardeners’ World

16th to 19th June

Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

4th to 9th July

Chorley Flower Show

29th to 31st July


Southport Flower Show

18th to 21st August


Malvern Autumn Show

23rd to 25th September


It’s Gold at RHS Chelsea - Click here to see photos



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Stan Griffin & Vicki Newman

Winners of
10 RHS Chelsea Gold Medals