Hartley Botanic has secured another five stars for its tradestand at RHS Hampton Court thanks to its ‘provenance and history’.
Inspired by the Greenfield-based greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer’s own 80th anniversary this year, the historical stand provides a snapshot into the incredible stories and origins behind some of our best loved and most familiar plants.
The theme was also awarded five stars and the Director General Linley accolades at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May.
As at Chelsea, the stand has been designed and planted by RHS winning Lee Burkhill ‘the Garden Ninja’, with landscaping by award winning G.K. Wilson landscape services.
Sue Biggs, RHS Director General, said: “We were impressed not only by the beautiful planting but even more by the educational content in the gorgeous greenhouses about plant hunters of the past.”
Visitors to the stand will enjoy expertly curated planting schemes, each framed by an exquisite handmade greenhouse, and will also learn more about plant history to encourage greater thoughtfulness in their own gardening and plant sourcing.
Tom Barry, Managing Director of Hartley Botanic, added: “We were passionate about continuing our provenance and history theme for visitors at RHS Hampton Court.
“It has allowed us to provide an elegant parallel to Hartley Botanic’s own long history and our product’s provenance.
“It has also proved very engaging for visitors who have been given a snapshot into the fearless work of ‘orchid hunters’, the passion and ambition of Victorian plant collectors and the pivotal scientific discoveries which came about through botanical study.
“The Hampton Court tradestand will also include new references to botanist Carl Linnaeus, considered to be the ‘father of modern taxonomy’, and a selection of new herbariums.”
Hartley Botanic stand’s features four of its handmade greenhouses and glasshouses in stylish green, grey, stone and bronze colours.
Also on the stand is a special edition of Hartley Botanic’s Patio Glasshouse which is available for a limited time in an arresting ‘ruby red’ to mark the manufacturer’s 80th anniversary.
Founded in 1938 by brothers Vincent (RHS fellow) and Norman Hartley, Hartley Botanic is one of Britain’s oldest and most trusted greenhouse manufacturers and was, to their knowledge, the first to develop and make entirely aluminium structures.
Vincent and Norman’s drive and ambition to create the finest greenhouses money can buy is still central to the company’s ethos which still specialises in handmade, made-to-order buildings which truly stand the test of time.
All Hartley Botanic’s greenhouses and glasshouses are handmade, bespoke and made to order. For more information visit their website: www.hartley-botanic.co.uk or call 01457 819 155.