Gorge to Garden - Back from the Edge
The display in the Great Pavilion will represent the development and transition of the Wollemi Pine Wollemia nobilis from its discovery in the Blue Mountains Australia in 1994, through to its use as a patio, park and garden plant in 2007 and beyond.
The Largest Wollemi Pine outside of Australia standing at 4 metres tall will be present within the forest part of the exhibit surrounded by 5 large Wollemi Pines with provenance back to the adult trees in the secret wild location.
Relations of Hercules, The Bill Tree (King Bill), The de Carvalho and The John Banks trees can be seen. These trees are complimented by numerous Wollemi Pines ranging in age from 2 -8 years old. Other plants on display in the forest representation will include Pseudopanax crassifolius, Cycas revoluta Cyathea cooperi, Arachniodes variegate, Blechnum magellanicum, Dicksonia antartica, Polystichum munitum and other small ferns and grasses.
Gorge to Garden - Back from the Edge Continued
A fully planted 3 metre long 3D InstaPlant® model of a Minmi; one of only a few herbivorous dinosaurs found in Australia is an eye catching addition to the floral exhibit. The fossil remains of the Minmi are the most complete dinosaur found in Australia and were discovered near Minmi Crossing in Roma, Queensland. The 3D structure is fabricated in steel and planted-up with carpet bedding at our own nursery in Cornwall.
The back drop to the patio area is a representation of the Jurassic sandstone similar to that found in Wollemi National Park the home of the last few remaining Wollemi Pines in the wild.
Around the patio is a selection of garden plants including Calocephalus Silver Sand, Cleome Senorita Rosalita, Gerbera Everlast White, Heuchera Licorice, Crème Brule and Key Lime Pie, as well as Santolina Lemon Fizz and Euphorbia Diamond Frost.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2007
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2007 will see the Wollemi Pine as the centre of an innovative and exciting 'Jurassic-style' garden exhibit in the very heart of Chelsea's Great Pavilion.
The display will show the development and transition of the Wollemi Pine Wollemia nobilis from its discovery in the Blue Mountains Australia in 1994 through to its use as a patio, park and garden plant in 2007 and beyond.
Over two thirds of Kernock's 'Jurassic garden' exhibit will be of Wollemi Pines (including the largest Wollemi Pine ever seen outside Australia with a total height of more than 4 metres (13ft)) in a Jurassic forest-style setting, complimented by other plants from the same Era, including mature specimens of Cyathea tree ferns, Cycas revoluta and Dicksonia antarctica. Also included will be a large 3D plant representation of one of the only herbivorous dinosaurs excavated in Australia, the Minmi.