Welcome to Dibleys' Press and Media Page

We are a second generation, family-run business, based in rural North Wales.  We are the specialist growers of rare and unusual houseplants and have won 33 Chelsea Gold Medals for our plants.

We have lots of info on this page, photos and contact details. Get in touch if you have any questions.

Dr Paul Dibley

Photo of Paul, Lynne and Gareth


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Press release: RHS Urban Show April 2024

A Living Houseplant Wall

Transform your indoor living space into a botanical oasis with a living wall, juxtaposed with terrarium planting and artistic groups of houseplants.

 This will be a brand new display of houseplants, quite unlike anything seen at any previous RHS Show.

Our display will highlight how you can elevate your home decor and inspire creativity with this unique immersive display, providing endless possibilities for designing with houseplants. A living masterpiece with our living wall.
Press release: RHS Malvern April 2024

Streptocarpus Lisette - A Colour Transformation from Violet to Yellow

Take a risk and be bold with these stunning violet-blue flowers! 

The vibrant colour is accented by veins over a yellow base, creating a dynamic contrast. 
As the flower ages, the yellow becomes more prominent, adding to its unique beauty. The striking, ruffled edges on these large blooms will surely pique your interest.
Streptocarpus Lisette is expertly bred at Dibleys over several years. Its exceptional flowers bloom continuously, making it a standout in any garden. With a lovely habit, this plant will add beauty and charm to your garden for a long time.

Press release: Chelsea 2024

Celebrating Cynthia:
Cynthia Dibley 

 This year, Gareth, Lynne and Paul (the Dibley siblings) are putting together a colourful display at Chelsea to celebrate the life of their mother, Cynthia. 

 Dibleys' are celebrating the life of Cynthia with the vibrant namesake, Streptocarpus 'Cynthia' at the Chelsea Flower Show 2024. Introduced by Rex, her husband and founder of the nursery, the colourful variety  is included as a tribute to the 25 gold medal displays at Chelsea she helped create. At 91 years old, Cynthia continued working on the nursery until the day she passed in August 2023.
[photo of Cynthia and Rex Dibley, and Streptocarpus 'Cynthia']
Press release: Chelsea 2024

New houseplants for 2024

Begonia Moulin Rouge
Quite a showstopper! Every leaf has a bright, ruby-red centre and dark veins. The wide, silver band towards the edge of the leaf gives a brightness that lifts the leaf from ordinary to extraordinary. A tight growing plant that produces masses of bright, pointed leaves. Bred at Dibleys.


The Houseplant Experts


Alan Titchmarsh in the Express says... '...few plants are so easy to fall for as streptocarpus. These endearing pot-plants look every bit as glamorous as orchids, but they are dead easy to grow.... Dibley’s are THE streptocarpus people.'

Michael Perry - Mr Plant Geek says...
I suggest you get yourself to the Dibleys website, quick steps!! Visit if you can; it's a magical place in the middle of the countryside - plus, the family garden next door to the glass house is well worth a visit too.

James Wong in The Guardian says... For 'flowery indoor specimens, the massive range of African violets and Cape primroses at Dibleys is hard to beat.'
Constance Craig Smith in the Daily Mail says...
The company that's done more than any other to popularise houseplants in Britain is Dibleys in north Wales.

Alice Vincent in the Telegraph says...
Dibley’s [are] the UK’s go-to nursery for begonias and streptocarpus. The family company has been growing, selling and propagating new kinds of the subtropical and tropical plants from their glasshouses in Wales for decades.

Award Winning

Dibleys' displays have won 33 Chelsea Gold Medals.

Dibleys have won over over 200 RHS Gold Medals - probably more than any other nursery in the UK!
We were named an RHS Master Grower in 2018.

In 2021 our display won ‘Best in Floral Marquee’ at the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival and the ‘RHS Williams Memorial Medal’

Dibleys' Streptocarpus 'Harlequin Blue' was named as the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Decade (2010-20)

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"



You can trust us at Dibleys. We have been growing and selling houseplants since 1976. We also offer a 30 days guarantee on our plants (see T&Cs for full info).

Our Green Credentials
 We have installed 58 solar panels. 
Our two large greenhouses are heated by locally sourced woodchip. 
The water we use in our greenhouses is all collected from our greenhouse roofs. 
We have moved over to using LED lights instead of fluorescent tubes. 
We have planted many thousand native trees to form a shelter belt around the nursery. 
Almost all our packaging is now bio-degradable, made from recycled material or recyclable. 
We are moving towards being 100% peat-free growers, but as we propagate all our own plants we currently struggle to find a suitable medium that is completely peat-free. 
We do not import any of our plants from abroad therefore there are no air-miles to get plants to our nursery. 
We currently have 2 electric vehicles. 
We are currently moving to beige coloured pots which are kerb-side recyclable.

Contact Details

Get in touch with us! Contact details at the nursery:
01978 790677
Dibleys Nurseries, Llanelidan, Ruthin, N. Wales LL15 2LG

Contact details at the show 

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