Scotts of Thrapston has been awarded a 4 Star Trade Stand Award for its exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014.

David Scott, whose grandfather James Scott founded the business in 1920, is delighted with the company’s achievement. Commenting on the accolade he said: “For the last five years when exhibiting at Chelsea we have received a trade stand award from the Society so it is very special to be coming home with 4 stars this year.

“It can be difficult to gauge what the judges are looking for in a trade stand. Ultimately we have to combine our desire for an award with an effective design for the stand from a commercial point of view. We need to showcase a wide selection of our products and display them in the best way possible so to be awarded 4 stars is testament to the team’s dedication and hard work getting it right.”

Scotts of Thrapston launched its latest garden building, the RHS Cosy Nook, during Chelsea’s 2014 event. Based on the examples of 19th and 20th century follies discovered in the RHS Lindley Library, the RHS Cosy Nook is not only decorative but also has a secondary practical function providing shelter from the elements and a functional space for storage of tools or garden equipment.

Also on display were Scotts’ Burghley, Balmoral, Sun Ray Garden Room and Newhaven summerhouses, the RHS Centenary Arbour and the company’s Lord’s Bench.

Concluding, David said: “It is an honour to be associated with The RHS Chelsea Flower show. It is a true spectacle of gardening expertise and has to be experienced first-hand to fully appreciate it in all its glory.

“This year there seems to have been a renewed sense of excitement amongst both fellow exhibitors and visitors to the stand. The spring has returned to everyone’s step and confidence in the economy is improving. We look forward to returning in 2015, building on the success of this year’s show and, of course, setting ourselves the target of adding a fifth star to our trade stand award certificate!”