About Us

 

DIBLEYS NURSERIES (nee Efenechtyd Nurseries)

Rex Dibley started the Nursery in 1976 as a hobby and named it after the local village 'Efenechtyd'. For some reason this name gave people some difficulty and was eventually changed to the slightly more pronounceable 'Dibleys'. His son Gareth joined him in the business in 1984 after graduating from Reading University with a degree in Horticulture. Soon after, Rex retired from teaching to devote more time to the business. Gareth's sister Lynne has also joined the business to make it a truly family concern.

 

Accolades held by the nursery include winning:

  • 32 RHS Gold Medals at the Chelsea Flower Show.
  • Well over 150 RHS Gold Medals.
  • Winning a Large Gold Medal in every National and International Garden Festival held in Britain.
  • Winning Gold and Large Gold Medals at every major Flower Show in the UK including BBC Gardeners' World Live, Hampton Court Flower Show, Tatton Park, Shrewsbury Flower Show and Malvern Spring Shows.
  • Dibleys have also received the Royal Horticultural Sociey's Anthony Huxley Medal for the best display of tender plants in any RHS show throughout a whole year. 
  • In 2021 our display won ‘Best in Floral Marquee’ at the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival and the ‘RHS Williams Memorial Medal’.
Gareth receiving the Williams Memorial medal from RHS President, Keith Weed.
  • In 2007, Rex Dibley was awarded the Veitch Memorial Medal by the RHS, given to "persons of any nationality who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement and improvement of the science and practice of horticulture"

  • Dibleys Streptocarpus 'Harlequin Blue' won the inaugural Chelsea Plant of the Year 2010

  • Dibleys' Streptocarpus 'Harlequin Blue' was named as the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Decade (2003-2012)
  • In 2016 Lynne Dibley was awarded the Reginald Cory Memorial Cup by the RHS for her hybridisation programme raising new streptocarpus of merit.
  • Many of the plants bred at Dibleys hold the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM)

 

 

  

Visit the Nurseries

 SEE US AT MAJOR FLOWER SHOWS

See our spectacular displays at many of the major flower shows, including Harrogate Spring, Malvern Spring, Chelsea, BBC Gardeners World, Hampton Court, Tatton Park and Southport.

If you wish to collect a specific potted plant(s) at a show (excluding Chelsea) please phone the nursery at least three or four days before and, subject to availability, we will have the plant(s) at the show for you.

Give us a ring on 01978 790677 to confirm whether we'll be going to a certain show.

APRIL

Harrogate Spring Flower Show - Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd.

MAY

RHS Malvern Spring Festival - Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th.

JUNE

BBC Gardeners World - Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th.

JULY

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival - Tuesday 04th to Sunday 09th. 

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park - Wednesday 19th to Sunday 23rd.

August

Southport Flower Show - Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th.


For more information about RHS flower shows, visit: www.rhs.org.uk. Another useful guide to flower shows in the uk is: www.gardenshows.com