GREENFIELD based greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer, Hartley Botanic, is celebrating after winning a coveted award at the 2019 Royal Horticultural Chelsea flower show.
The company on Wellington Road, founded in 1938 by brothers Vincent (RHS fellow) and Norman Hartley, scooped the Director General’s Tradestand accolade, designed by Valentina Wyatt, plus a 5* award.
Tom Barry, Hartley Botanic’s Managing Director said: “The Director General’s Tradestand award is a huge privilege to receive and we are absolutely delighted to receive this award again.
“Our approach this year was quite differen featuring two new structures specially previewed at RHS Chelsea 2019 and our greenhouses and glasshouses as both wonderful spaces for horticulture and for wider activities which contribute to our wellbeing.
“Our customers report to tell us not only how useful their greenhouses are for growing purposes, but also the tremendous personal enjoyment and fulfilment they get from them.
“The same is true of our gardens. It isn’t just about what we grow but how we enjoy our gardens.
“At Hartley Botanic we firmly belief our greenhouses allow people to enjoy their outdoor spaces in a richer way.
“We hope our tradestand really inspired people to think differently and more widely about how they can make use of a greenhouse and their garden.”
Research by Hartley Botanic suggest greenhouses are no longer the exclusive preserve of elderly men with pipes and wellies pottering with trowels.
In 2019, they’re just as likely to be used for parties and entertaining as younger families admit they see them, not just as a route to healthier and eco-friendly living, but as luxury lifestyle accessories.
All Hartley Botanic’s greenhouses and glasshouses are handmade, bespoke and made to order.
They are the only aluminium greenhouse manufacturer endorsed by the RHS.