Our Events 2023
RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Tradestand no. 143
‘FEEL GOOD’ BY HARTLEY BOTANIC
HARTLEY BOTANIC REVEALS ITS UPLIFTING PLANS FOR
Our Events 2022
RHS Tatton Park, 20-24 July. Tradestand no. 419
English Greenhouse and Glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic will bring its stylish stand, themed around Calm & Wellbeing, to the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show. The tradestand will feature five, handmade Hartley Botanic Greenhouses which were also shown at the RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival. The structures have been powder coated in complimentary and elegant tones of bronze and grey and are nestled amongst a naturalised planting scheme focusing on form and texture. Landscaping and styling will have a neutral and minimalist look, bringing together a calming feel with a chic, luxury aesthetic. For its Tatton Park stand, Hartley Botanic has used Base Squared for the build, planting, design and styling.
The five handmade Hartley Botanic structures to be featured on the RHS Tatton Park tradestand include; a Victorian Lodge (with two additional single gable end doors) in manganese, a Victorian Terrace in dark bronze with an additional single gable end door and blinds, a Hartley 8 glass-to-ground in vista grey with 2 automatic roof vents and an additional single gable end door, a NEW six pane glass-to-ground Hartley Wisley 8 Grow and Store in a bespoke olive grey with 2 extra panes at the rear, accommodating a useful, hidden storage area and a Patio Glasshouse in white aluminium (housed inside the Victorian Lodge.) Contemporary porcelain flooring will be combined with handmade clay pavers to provide a subtle textural contrast and has been designed to sit harmoniously within the Greenhouses.
Stylish Calm and Wellbeing
Hartley Botanic’s ‘Calm and Wellbeing’ tradestand theme has also been shown at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show and this year’s Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. The concept was designed to show how Hartley Botanic’s elegant structures can offer a calming sanctuary for gardeners and non-gardeners alike. Furniture used has been minimal to create a light, airy feel and beautiful dressing elements, such as modern chairs and sculptural pieces have been carefully curated to exude order and tranquility, rather than clutter.
The Greenhouses on the Tatton Park tradestand will have a synergistic bronze and grey colour pallete which, combined with the tranquil neutrals of the hard and soft landscaping and dressing, will be calming and provide a stylish, minimalist look. Plantings on the stand will primarily be in shades of green, a peaceful colour and the only one which our eyes don’t have to adjust to see. Gentle classical music inside the structures will provide a relaxing soundtrack as visitors walk around the stand.
Informal, yet elegant planting
The planting on the Hartley Botanic tradestand will be relatively informal and will contribute to the stand’s relaxed, calming atmosphere. There will be no hard lines between the stand’s paving and planting and, overall, the planting will have a lose and natural style. The transition from paving to planting will be softened by the integration of gravel, with low growing plants such as Soleirolia soleirolii (‘Mind your own business’). This has been chosen for its ability to form a carpet of green which merges seamlessly with the mixed paving – all adding to the soft calming tones of the stand. Despite its relaxed ambience, the stand’s planting will still be unequivocally elegant, through its limited colour palette, with rich texture and architectural form providing interest.
As well as a strong textural focus, the stand will also include scented plants, released as visitors brush past them and a selection of exotic plants – reminding visitors of the breadth of species that can be grown in a Greenhouse. The stand will focus on subtle sensory detail, rather than big, overpowering statements.