GREENFIELD-BASED greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has been awarded the prestigious 5 Star Tradestand award for its 200 square foot stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017.
The stand, created in collaboration with Longview Design, The Outdoor Room and Burford Garden Company, features five of the manufacturer’s exquisite, handcrafted greenhouses, with four exhibiting some of the nation’s current planting obsessions – from tropical plant collecting to beating supermarket food shortages by ‘growing our own.’
The award comes after Hartley Botanic was named the RHS’ recommended aluminium greenhouse and glasshouse supplier in February and countless appearances at the annual flower show since1953.
Hartley Botanic’s trade stand at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show is one of the largest and most ambitious in its category.
On the award win, Tom Barry, Managing Director of Hartley Botanic, commented: “We are absolutely thrilled our trade stand has been awarded 5 Star status and want to thank this year’s collaborative partners.
“The stand brought together the expertise of our four horticulture businesses to create an excellent and inspirational exhibit for gardeners.
“As well as being extremely powerful gardening tools, our custom-made greenhouses and glasshouses provide a stunning garden centrepiece and, as such, are the perfect way to exhibit perfectly curated planting and present interesting gardening trends.”
Gemma Weeks, Deputy Tradestand Manager, added: “The judges commented that the stand really had the wow factor, it was very well executed and the planting was stunning.”
Joe Perkins, Co-Director of Longview Design, commented: “We are delighted with the 5 star award which reflects an extremely successful collaborative process.
“The central design ethos for the stand is simple and fundamental: to demonstrate the exciting range of possibilities a Hartley Botanic glasshouse opens up for plant enthusiasts, gardeners and garden owners. We wanted to do something a little bit different in terms of plant choice and this has really paid off.”
Glen Sheldrake, Horticulture Director at Burford Garden Company, added: “We are absolutely delighted the Hartley Botanic trade stand has been awarded 5 Star status.
“The 5 Star status reflects the partnership values of quality, attention to detail and creativity. We hope that everyone who viewed the stand went home with a heightened sense of what is possible in their own homes and gardens.”
Burford Garden Company, Longview Design and The Outdoor Room were chosen by Hartley Botanic as Show partners due to each company’s commitment to market-leading quality in both their product sourcing and design work.
All Hartley Botanic’s greenhouses and glasshouses are made to order. Customers interested in purchasing a Hartley Botanic greenhouse should visit: https://www.hartley-botanic.co.uk or call 01457 819 155 for more information.