Welcome to Eagle Sweet Peas

Possibly Britain's favourite garden flower, Sweet Peas epitomise an English Summer Garden. Their sweet fragrance and beautiful flowers make them an excellent cottage garden plant, and as a bonus, the more flowers you cut to fill your vases, the more flowers they grow!

2015 Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal

At this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Eagle Sweet Peas were awarded yet another Gold Medal to add to our collection of Golds from 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2014.

Monty Don from the BBC interviews Derek Heathcote in front of the 
                      Eagle Sweet Peas stand at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2015
Monty Don from the BBC interviews Derek Heathcote in front of the
Eagle Sweet Peas stand at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2015
Our Chelsea Gold Medal awarded at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015
Our Chelsea Gold Medal awarded at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015


We had a very good show this year even with the weather being against us. It had been very cold during the three weeks up to the show which meant that the plants were struggling to produce blooms. We had gone through "bud drop" and then the buds that had set just didn't seem to want to open. It was touch and go right up to the last minute as to whether we would have enough flowers to put up our display. As we picked on the Saturday, ready to go down to London, we just about had enough flowers. On the Sunday we spent all day making the arrangements up and by the end of the day were happy with the outcome.

Judging was carried out on Monday morning and then the show was open to the Press for the day and the Queen came around 4pm. From 6.30 onwards is the Gala Evening which is always an experience. This year I was introduced to Prince Charles and Camilla and we had a long conversation about sweet peas, he was genuinely interested and asked a lot of questions.

The BBC had been to our nursery a few weeks before Chelsea and filmed in our greenhouse, although there were very few flowers out at that time, Monty Don then came to our display and finished off the filming with me. It was amazing how many cameras, sound crew etc. descended around our display.

View the video of the interview with Monty Don.


Buy Sweet Pea seeds using our website; we stock nearly 50 varieties, many of which we have bred ourselves. All of the other varieties have been selected by us as the very best available for perfume, colour and quality. In addition to selling our named Sweet Pea varieties individually, we have put together a selection of collections and mixed packets, each chosen for a particular theme.

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Eagle Sweet Peas are a specialist producer and retailer of Sweet Pea seeds. As a breeder of new Sweet Pea varieties, in 2014 we were thrilled to announce the release of our new variety HELEN MILLAR. Over the years we have been awarded numerous RHS Gold Medals, but pride of place must go to the many Chelsea Gold Medals that we have won.

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Introduced in 2014 :: Helen Millar
This lovely sweet pea was named after Helen Millar. Sadly Helen passed away in 2012 from Motor Neurone Disease but her memory will live on in her favourite flower. This sweet pea was bred by Andy Beane and has large blooms on stout stems and is excellent for cutting and exhibition.   Helen Dyson, who named the Sweet Pea after her friend of 50 years, at the release of the new variety at Chelsea Flower Show 2014.
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