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Press Release: RHS Endorses Hartley Botanic’s Entire Product Portfolio

Press Release For Immediate Release



The Hartley Botanic ‘Victorian Grand Manor’ glasshouse design
The Hartley Botanic ‘Victorian Grand Manor’ glasshouse design

As it approaches its 80th anniversary, Lancashire-based greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic announces the endorsement of its entire product range by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). The British manufacturer founded in 1938 by Vincent Hartley has been granted the endorsement for the design and quality of its handmade greenhouse products and for its enduring commitment to excellent customer service and products which stand the test of time – the manufacturer prides itself on greenhouses which ‘last a lifetime[1]’ with examples still in use from the 1950’s. The endorsement means Hartley Botanic is now the Royal Horticultural Society’s recommended supplier of aluminium greenhouses and glasshouses.

A Royal Horticultural Society endorsement is a much-coveted level of recognition, granted to only a select range of garden and home products. Products selected for endorsement must go through rigorous auditing and have a proven tried and tested track record. As such, an RHS endorsement is a mark of excellence for horticultural products, recognised by both professional and amateur gardeners alike. Of the endorsement Cathy Snow, RHS Licensing Manager commented; “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, including RHS Garden Harlow Carr and RHS Garden Rosemoor. 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.”

The Hartley Botanic greenhouse at RHS Garden Harlow Carr
2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show award winner – Silver Gilt Show Garden medal winner featuring a bespoke Hartley Botanic Opus glasshouse in a walled garden. Designed by Catherine MacDonald and sponsored by Hartley Botanic
2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show award winner – Silver Gilt Show Garden medal winner featuring a bespoke Hartley Botanic Opus glasshouse in a walled garden. Designed by Catherine MacDonald and sponsored by Hartley Botanic

Hartley Botanic has been designing and manufacturing its beautiful aluminium greenhouses and glasshouses in the same Lancashire factory for almost 80 years. The company was the first to use aluminium in greenhouse construction which it combined with engineering expertise to maximise glass area and natural light. The company’s vision to create lasting quality and ‘the finest greenhouses money can buy’ means many of its original structures still stand (the Hartley greenhouse at Belgrave Hall was installed in 1950) and provide unbroken service for families over 3 generations. Hartley Botanic’s commitment to an exceptional level of durability and quality for customers is reflected in the lifetime structural guarantee that it now offers across all its greenhouses and glasshouses. Speaking of 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 and 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.”

All Hartley Botanic greenhouses and glasshouses will bear the Royal Horticultural Society’s logo with the manufacturer communicating the endorsement to consumers and trade through its website, marketing channels and at leading horticultural events. The Royal Horticultural Society’s name will also be given global exposure as a result of the endorsement in markets which include the US, Europe and Japan where Hartley Botanic’s British-made and styled greenhouses are hotly in demand.

[1] All Hartley Botanic’s greenhouses and glasshouses are covered by a lifetime structural guarantee.

All Hartley Botanic’s greenhouses and glasshouses are made to order. Customers or trade interested in purchasing a Hartley Botanic greenhouse should visit: https://hartley-botanic.co.uk or call 01457 819 155 for more information.

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Notes to Editors:

For press enquiries about Hartley Botanic please contact:

Caroline Wade at WADE PR

on: [email protected]

or call: 0797 067 9437

About Hartley Botanic

Hartley Botanic

Hartley Botanic is a British greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer based in Greenfield, Lancashire. The company was founded in 1938 by businessman and inventor Vincent Hartley following his groundbreaking aluminium greenhouse design, the first time aluminium had been used in greenhouse construction and marking a huge improvement on its wood and wrought iron Victorian forerunners. Today, Hartley Botanic’s reputation has been built on almost 80 years of British craftsmanship, creating greenhouse and glasshouse structures known for their enduring strength, quality and performance. It is the greenhouse manufacturer of choice for the UK’s leading horticulture organisations, institutions and designers with ‘Hartleys’ commissioned by the RHS, the National Trust, Kew and Hampton Court Palace…to name a few.

Company approach

Hartley Botanic combines modern advances in design, engineering and technology with old fashioned values and techniques which enhance its products and customer experience. Despite using cutting-edge machinery in its Greenfield factory all Hartley Botanic greenhouses are still ‘handmade,’ being assembled entirely by hand with precision parts still being made using traditional, hand-operated equipment. The customer service experience is also both hands-on and highly personal with Hartley Botanic providing 360 degree support, from the greenhouse design phase through to installation and a ‘lifetime’ aftercare service – even if the greenhouse was purchased and installed a number of decades ago! Vincent Hartley’s vision in 1938 of lasting quality and ambition to make ‘the finest greenhouses money can buy’ remain key pillars for the company. Customers purchasing a Hartley Botanic greenhouse are making an investment which will stand the test of time, span multiple generations and be robust enough to travel well.

Greenhouse products

Hartley Botanic’s greenhouses and glasshouses are all made to order and range from small patio models to imposing glasshouses. Designs are available from 4 product ranges (Professional, Tradition, Victoria and Architectural) with all models available in a variety of colours and sizes, along with options for ‘glass to ground’ installation, free-standing or lean-to and internal glazed partitions. Standard for every Hartley Botanic greenhouse and glasshouse are:

– Lifetime structural guarantee on all greenhouses and glasshouses

– Customised to suit particular horticultural requirements

– Engineered to withstand all manner of weather conditions

– Choice of easy self-assembly or full installation service

– Polyester powder coated paint in 9 colours

– Top hung opening lights for advanced, efficient ventilation*

– Single glazing in BS6206 tempered safety glass

– Glazing in individual frames

– No glass to glass or glass to metal contact

– Unique clear span roof design (no internal support to impede space)*

*not relevant to the Patio greenhouse

Accolades and awards

In 2017 Hartley Botanic’s entire product range was endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS.)

Over the years, Hartley Botanic has won many awards, here are a selection of some of the most recent;

– 2016, Sliver Gilt Show Garden award, 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

– 2015, 5 Star Tradestand Award, 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

– 2014, 5 Star Tradestand Award, 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

– 2014, Best Trade Stand, 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Chosen charity

Horatio’s Garden is Hartley Botanic’s current chosen charity.

About the RHS

The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood to inspire passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. Our vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener, healthier, happier and more beautiful place. We believe everyone in every village, town and city should benefit from growing plants to enhance lives, build stronger, healthier, happier communities and create better places to live.

We held our first flower shows in 1820, were granted a Royal Charter in 1861 and acquired RHS Garden Wisley, our flagship garden, in 1903. From our first meetings in a small room off London’s Piccadilly, we have grown to become the world’s largest gardening charity. At our gardens and shows and through our scientific research, publications, libraries and our education and community programmes we inspire a passion for gardening and growing plants, promote the value of gardens, demonstrate how gardening is good for us and explain the vital roles that plants undertake.

The RHS is committed to bring the joy of gardening to millions more people, inspire the next generation of gardeners and invest in the future to safeguard a £10.4 billion industry employing more than 300,000 people. We are entirely funded by our members, visitors and supporters. RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 020 3176 5820, or visit rhs.org.uk/join
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About the RHS Licensing programme

Working with the right partners to produce high-quality, beautifully designed products is at the heart of everything we do. We select our partners carefully and offer each one a tailored support package overseen by our experienced Licensing team. Within the RHS Lindley Library, we hold the world’s finest collection of botanical art containing more than 25,000 superb images. RHS Enterprises Limited uses this artwork collection and RHS gardening expertise to create and endorse inspirational products.

For further information about the RHS please contact:

Jane Garner & Suzy Wyld

[email protected]  /  [email protected]