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My Hampshire garden was created from a nearly clear plot of land after I moved into my new home, Haven, at the end of February 1998. Since then I have been aiming to use plants that will give me interest and colour throughout the year. This includes using traditional and contemporary style plants, exotics, fruit and vegetables.

Below are three photograph albums that show some of the features and plants in my garden, showing how it has developed. Following those are links to pages on my Gold Medal at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2015 for the Best Flower Box, and my Silver Medal for an exhibit of orchids at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017. Also Best Hybrid Orchid awards at RHS Orchid Shows 2018 + 2022, becoming a Guinness World Record Holder for the Most blooms on an orchid plant (sympodial) , my flowering orchids, and the Sundial Garden I designed for my parents.

Finally, there is a list of publications relating to horticulture.

Click to access controllable garden webcam – username and password “global”;  http://botanic.dynalias.com:80
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Photos 1998-2002 Photos 2003-2005 Photos 2006 onwards
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Flower Box Awards
DCCC, Click for larger image RHS Gold Medal
Central carpet bed, click for larger image
Me with awards, link to Best Flower Box details
DCCC, click for handout
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RHS Silver Medal

RHS Silver Flora Medal for an exhibit of orchids in the Floral Marquee at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017

Stuart Meeson, Orchids for the home and garden, RHS Chatsworth 2017
Stuart Meeson's Epipactis gigantea 'Trefor'
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Best Hybrid Orchid at RHS London Orchid Show 2018 with Pleione Tongariro on OSGB exhibit

Presentation to Dr. Stuart Meeson for Best Hybrid Orchid (Pleione Tongariro) at RHS London Orchid Show 2018 with James Alexander-Sinclair on the Orchid Society of GB stand. Official photograph provided courtesy of the RHS.
Meeson orchids

Best Hybrid Orchid at RHS Wisley Orchid Show 2022 with Masdevallia Prince Charming

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Guinness World Record Holder for the Most blooms on an orchid plant (sympodial) with a total of 1684 blooms on my Epipactis gigantea ‘Trefor’ orchid (verified 09 June 2018, Fleet (UK))

Dr Stuart Meeson Guinness World Record Holder for the Most blooms on an orchid plant (sympodial) with a total of 1684 blooms on Epipactis gigantea ‘Trefor’ orchid (verified 09 June 2018, Fleet (UK))
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2010 RHS Banksian Medal local Hort. Society 2014 RHS Banksian Medal OSGB
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Stuart Meeson orchids pen and ink sketch of Epipactis gigantea

Meeson Flowering Orchids

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Swimming pool redevelopment at my parents' home - see how my design came to life
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Ornamental plant protection Ornamental plant protection Ornamental plant protection
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Published Letters

1. Meeson S. Scent isn’t always heaven sent! Amateur Gardening 2011; (27):46. Reading (UK): IPC Media, 9th July 2011 (edited).

2. Meeson S. Blooming bromeliad! Amateur Gardening 2012; (48):40. Reading (UK): IPC Media, 1st December 2012 (Star Letter).

3. Meeson S. Worth the wait. Gardeners’ World 2013; (264):112. London (UK): Immediate Media Co. January 2013 (edited).

4. Meeson S. Of cabbages and kings. Amateur Gardening 2013; (31):46. Reading (UK): IPC Media, 3rd August 2013 (Star Letter).

5. Members’ plants - Epipactis gigantea. Stuart Meeson. OSGBJ 2014; 63(3):177. Orchid Society of Great Britain ISSN 0306-2996.

6. RHS Orchid Awards. Stuart Meeson - Grower’s Advice Masdevallia mendozae ‘Mullus’. Orchid Rev 2015;123(1310): 122-123. ISSN 0030-4476

7. Members’ plants - Bulbophyllum pecten-veneris. Stuart Meeson. OSGBJ 2015; 64(3):176-177. Orchid Society of Great Britain ISSN 0306-2996.

8. RHS Orchid Awards. Stuart Meeson - Grower’s Advice Epipactis gigantea ‘Trefor’. Orchid Rev 2015;123(1312): 285-286. ISSN 0030-4476

9.RHS Orchid Awards. Stuart Meeson - Grower’s Advice Masdevallia mendozae ‘Mullus’. Orchid Rev 2017;125(1318): 119-120. ISSN 0030-4476

10. Meeson S. Year of the Marigold! Amateur Gardening 2018; (43):50. London (UK): TI Media, 27 October 2018

11. Meeson S. Orchid record smashed! Amateur Gardening 2018; (51):53. London (UK): TI Media, 22-29 December 2018 (Star Letter; edited)

12. RHS Orchid Awards. Stuart Meeson - Grower’s Advice Platystele orectoglossa 'Trevor and Mary'. Orchid Rev 2019;127(1326): 116-118. ISSN 0030-4476

13. Meeson S. Wisteria bonsai. Amateur Gardening 2020; (26):47. London (UK): TI Media, 27 June 2020

14. Meeson S. Rosa ‘Kew Gardens’. Amateur Gardening 2020; (29):47. London (UK): TI Media, 18 July 2020

15. RHS Orchid Awards. Stuart Meeson - Grower’s Advice Masdevallia Prince Charming 'Trevor'. Orchid Rev 2022;130(1338): 52-53. ISSN 0030-4476

16. RHS Orchid Awards. Stuart Meeson - Grower’s Advice Pleione grandiflora ’Mary’. Orchid Rev 2022;130(1338): 53-55. ISSN 0030-4476

 

Reports

1. Exhibiting at RHS Chatsworth June 2017. Dr. Stuart Meeson. OSGBJ 2017; 66(3):216-218. Orchid Society of Great Britain ISSN 0306-2996.

2. International News - Displays at RHS Chatsworth Show continue orchid tradition. J. Stowe (Ed.), H. Millner, S. Meeson. Orchid Rev 2017;125(1319):137. ISSN 0030-4476

3. Experience with orchid kokedama. Part 1: Development and early experience. Dr. Stuart Meeson. OSGBJ 2018; 67(1):44-46. Orchid Society of Great Britain ISSN 0306-2996.

4. 23rd Orchid Festival, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew. Dr. Stuart Meeson, with foreward by Galina Boyse. OSGBJ 2018; 67(2):100-105. Orchid Society of Great Britain ISSN 0306-2996.

5. Experiments with Pleione. Dr. Stuart Meeson. OSGBJ 2018; 67(3):196-199. Orchid Society of Great Britain ISSN 0306-2996.

6. RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Dr. Stuart Meeson. OSGBJ 2018; 67(3):219-224. Orchid Society of Great Britain ISSN 0306-2996.

7. International News - Guinness World Record Plant. S. Meeson Orchid Rev 2018;126(1324):198. ISSN 0030-4476

8 Epipactis Expansion. Dr. Stuart Meeson. OSGBJ 2019; 68(1):in press. Orchid Society of Great Britain ISSN 0306-2996.

9. The 26th Kew Orchid Festival. Dr. Stuart Meeson. OSGBJ 2022; 71(2):132-139. Orchid Society of Great Britain ISSN 0306-2996.

 

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Last modified 23rd September 2022

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