At RHS Tatton Park Flower Show this year, Hartley Botanic’s handmade greenhouses and glasshouses are framed by romantic, orderly plantings evocative of grand stately gardens and estates.
The Lancashire-based manufacturer’s tradestand has been designed and built by landscape and garden maintenance company Base Squared, who took inspiration for the external plantings on the stand from Tatton Park itself, and from the gardens of large family homes surrounding the Italian lakes.
As well as fitting in with the backdrop of Tatton Park, the theme provides a distinct gardening style which joins three individual planting schemes within the greenhouses themselves; including an edible display, a colourful bedding plant design and a tropical ‘hot house’ collection. The distinct themes are all unified by a single objective, Hartley Botanic says, to inspire current and potential greenhouse owners about the growing potential afforded by this most expansive of gardening tools, which can be tailored to personal gardening styles or planting passions.
Hartley Botanic managing director Tom Barry commented: “Our Tatton Park stand reflects the diversity of gardening passions and interests made possible through owning a greenhouse. Whether you are interested in growing fruit and vegetables to enjoy better tasting food or propagating beautiful bedding plants for your home, a greenhouse will allow you to indulge your personal style and planting passions throughout the whole year. And whatever your taste or interest, our V&N Hartley greenhouse showcases Hartley Botanic’s manufacturing and design credentials, key to the longevity and beauty of our structures.”
Base Squared director Thomas Hearn added: “Tatton Park itself was a key inspirer for the external look of the stand. We wanted it to be in keeping with the look and feel of this magnificent stately home which we have achieved through, not only the plants chosen, but the materials used; including sawn cut York stone for the paving and traditional handmade brick for the greenhouse bases.”