25 Replies to “Wordless Wednesday: Plant Creche”

    1. Some of our flower shows are selling shows. People are more likely to buy plants if they don’t need to cart them around the showground. Plants would impede their progress and the taller or more fragile ones might get damaged. A plant creche is a central location where people can safely leave them.

  1. Of course I had to do homework on “creche,” figuring that there were meanings I didn’t know. A place for foundlings! Child care! Of course! So these are all temporarily housed and cared for until they are taken by some loving gardeners? If that is the case, these are very cheering photos! Lovely, happy plants!

    1. This was taken at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park 2018. People naturally want to buy the treasures they spot before another gardener sees and snaffles them, but don’t want to make their way around a 28 acres (11ha) show ground with plants. So the organisers set aside a large space as a creche where you can leave your plants to be looked after until it’s time to leave. Childcare for plants, as you put it.

  2. How fascinating. So it appears these plastic bagged plants are awaiting to be picked up and/or delivered for ‘contactless’ delivery in the pandemic restrictions?

    1. That’s an excellent guess, but it was taken before the pandemic at one of our flower shows where plants are offered for sale. The grounds are large and car parks often distant, so the plant creche is a place to leave your shopping while you continue to explore the show.

    1. Both are right, kind of. They’re plants in transition between the sellers’ stands at a flower show and their purchasers’ gardens, waiting to be taken home when the show ends or the gardener has tired out his or her feet.

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