Hartley Botanic showcases plant trends through glass at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Greenfield-based greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has revealed ‘under glass’ some of the nation’s biggest plant and gardening trends at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The manufacturer’s flower show trade stand, which is a collaboration with Longview Design, The Outdoor Room and Burford Garden Company, features five of its exquisite handcrafted greenhouses with four exhibiting current planting obsessions.

Whether collecting architecturally impressive tropical plants and succulents, beating supermarket food shortages by growing our own edibles or cultivating a new passion for herbs, there is a wide variety on display.

The stand also demonstrates the huge variety of ways Hartley Botanic greenhouses are now used by the modern gardener through showgarden-worthy planting.

Hartley Botanic’s trade stand at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show

In addition to the four trend-themed greenhouses, the stand also features a Hartley Botanic Grow and Store greenhouse, a compact horticultural structure perfect for smaller gardens with a versatile storage shed. 

Tom Barry, Managing Director of Hartley Botanic, commented: “We wanted the plantings on our trade stand this year to reflect the plants and themes that are most popular for modern greenhouse owners and also to suggest the diverse ways in which greenhouses are actually used.

“A greenhouse can of course be an extremely practical tool providing fresh fruit and vegetables all year round but can also provide a way to indulge a very specific plant collecting passion – whether orchids or air plants.

“Owning a greenhouse or glasshouse really opens up growing potential in terms of what is possible and, with many of Chelsea’s most impressive plants grown ‘under glass,’ it is the perfect place for gardeners to get inspired.”

Glen Sheldrake, Horticulture Director at Burford Garden Company, added: “We have seen a growing trend for plants that can be grown under glass. Herbs and vegetables of course remain hugely popular but interestingly we have seen a sharp increase in the sale of Orchids and tropical plants.

“Plants that were once of interest only to specialist plant finders are now catching the imagination of the public.

“This trend has been reflected in the planting of Hartley Botanic’s stunning greenhouses, showing people that when growing under glass the possibilities are endless.”

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.


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