Stoke Ash: Fernatix lands Best in Show honour at Harrogate Spring Flower Show

Kerry Robinson and Steven Fletcher of Fernatix from Stoke Ash with the Best in Show trophy at the Ha

Kerry Robinson and Steven Fletcher of Fernatix from Stoke Ash with the Best in Show trophy at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show Photo: Mike Cowling - Credit: freelance 07801 195761

SUFFOLK fern growers Steven Fletcher and Kerry Robinson have won the top award at the prestigious Harrogate Spring Flower Show.

Their lush green display from their aptly-named Fernatix nursery, in Norwich Road, Stoke Ash, picked up the Best in Show trophy against tough competition from around the country.

“We have won both the spring and autumn shows once before at Harrogate but it is still exciting to turn up and see the trophy on your display,” said Steven.

They originally started growing orchids but then found themselves growing more and more ferns and decided to specialise in them.

It takes them three days to build their display, which this year includes water for the first time at the Great Yorkshire showground.


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“We don’t have a formal plan; we just start from opposite sides and meet in the middle. It seems to work for us,” he said.

“We always enjoy coming here because it has such a friendly atmosphere.”

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Recently voted the top gardening event by Which? Gardening ahead of Chelsea, where the pair also show, the Harrogate Spring Flower Show will have more than 60,000 visitors before it closes on Sunday.

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