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Pip Bensley



Pip is a freelance journalist and floral designer. She is a regular contributor to Flora Magazine including their regular "Trending" feature. She is also an RHS Floral Marquee and Flower Arranging Judge and an RHS judging panel chairman and moderator, a NAFAS National Judge, a NAFAS National Teacher, a NAFAS Area Speaker and is currently 2nd Vice Chairman of the Wessex and Jersey Area of NAFAS having just completed a term as their Media Officer. She is a regular expert on both BBC Radio Solent's Kitchen Garden programme with Rebecca Parker and BBC Radio Surrey and Sussex's Dig It programme with Joe Talbot. Pip runs a facebook group called Flower Arrangers with a high quality membership of 4000 She wrote The Hillier Gardeners' Guide to Climbers and Wall Shrubs. Before going freelance she worked for Hilliers for 27 years. She was Plant Buyer, Editor of the Hillier Gardening Club Magazine and a Team Leader on the Hillier RHS Chelsea Flower Show exhibit taking part in 25 consecutive Gold Medal winning exhibits With her extensive connections in the nursery industry Pip also manages a website for a Rhododendron Nursery, works with a Christmas Tree nursery on their range of wreaths and works with a rose nursery promoting their range of Cut Flower Roses.

Additional Interests

Pip is a keen floral art competitor with 3 individual RHS Chelsea Gold Medals to her name. She is also registrar for the Bristol 412 car model and regularly judges at the Bristol Owners Club Concours. Pip also has a good eye for antiques as her mother was an antique dealer.


  • 24 Branksome Avenue
  • Upper Shirley
  • Southampton
  • SO15 5NY
  • Hampshire
  • United Kingdom

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