Prestigious RHS endorsement for Greenfield-based Hartley Botanic’s entire portfolio

A GREENFIELD-BASED greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer is blooming bright after its entire product range was endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

Hartley Botanic, founded in 1938 by Vincent Hartley, has been granted the prestigious endorsement for the design and quality of its handmade greenhouse products and for enduring commitment to excellent customer service.

hartley botanic greenhouse at RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Hartley Botanic greenhouse at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

The manufacturer, based on Wellington Road, also prides itself on its products which ‘last a lifetime’, with some examples of their designs still in use from the 1950s.

The endorsement means Hartley Botanic is now the RHS’s recommended supplier of aluminium greenhouses and glasshouses, and all their products will bear the RHS logo.

A RHS endorsement is a much-coveted level of recognition, granted to only a select range of garden and home products with a proven tried and tested track record after rigorous auditing.

Delighted with the endorsement, Hartley Botanic’s Managing Director Tom Barry commented: “When customers buy a greenhouse from Hartley Botanic they are investing in the Aston Martin of the greenhouse world – one that delivers in terms of style, engineering design and quality.

“They are so good that when customers move house they often bring their Hartley with them. We even have people contacting us decades later asking for enhancements to otherwise perfectly sound structures.

“Our customers know the level of craftsmanship and service we offer, but this endorsement will allow us to communicate this more easily to others.”

Cathy Snow, RHS Licensing Manager, added: “The RHS has long admired and enjoyed the work of Hartley Botanic, with the manufacturer winning numerous accolades at our RHS Chelsea Flower Show and providing spectacular greenhouses for some of our most visited gardens.

“With almost 80 years of heritage in producing a truly extraordinary range of greenhouses, the quality of which has never wavered, this endorsement is truly well deserved.”

Over the years, Hartley Botanic has won many awards, with the most recent including Sliver Gilt Show Garden award at the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show and 5 Star Tradestand Award at the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The RHS was founded in 1804 to inspire passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture, enriching everyone’s life through plants, and making the UK a greener, healthier, happier and more beautiful place.

Hartley Botanic’s greenhouses and glasshouses are made to order and range from small patio models to imposing glasshouses. Customers or trade can find out more online or call 01457 819 155.

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