The Great Pavilion is the centerpiece of the show where features all nurseries, flower growers, plant societies and florists.
Actually each nursery is specialized in a specific kind or family of flowers. In a very limited space (most stands are around 4-5 m2, the display or the merchandising is very important to valorize the flowers. I saw some nurseries with the same speciality, orchids for example, but their stands looked so different: some were more attractive than the others.
Of course the display varies also according to different types of flowers. Most long-stemmed cut flowers are displayed in a regular shape as a floral arrangement sticked in floral foam. My favorites are herbaceous “wild” style flowers that are often displayed as in the nature or in a cottage garden: meaning a voluntarily neglected style but carefully arranged in reality.
Here is the ranking of my favorite stands:
Gold Medal : Culm View Nursery, Herbaceous Perennial specialist
Silver Medal: D’Arcy & Everest, Specialist Alpine Nursery & Gardens
Bronze Medal: (after hesitating for long) goes to Jacques Amand International, Bulbous Plants Specialist