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Hartley Botanic to bring ‘Calm & Wellbeing’ theme to RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival
Hartley Botanic to bring its ‘Calm & Wellbeing’ RHS Chelsea theme to the 2022 RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival but will showcase a different range of structures
English Greenhouse and Glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic will again be enveloping RHS flower show visitors in tranquility and relaxation, as it brings its stylish stand, themed around Calm & Wellbeing, to the RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival. Its Hampton Court stand will be slightly larger and feature a different range of five handmade Hartley Botanic Greenhouses. The Greenhouses will be powder coated in complimentary and elegant tones of bronze and grey nestled amongst a naturalised planting scheme which will focus on form and texture. Landscaping and styling has a neutral and minimalist look, bringing together a calming feel with a chic, luxury aesthetic. The stand has been built and planted by Stewart Landscape Construction with design and styling by Llevelo Garden Design.
The five handmade Hartley Botanic structures to be shown 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 have been designed to sit harmoniously within the Greenhouses.
Stylish Calm and Wellbeing
The ‘Calm and Wellbeing’ tradestand theme was first shown at the 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May, and has been designed to show how Hartley Botanic’s elegant structures can offer a calming sanctuary for gardeners and non-gardeners alike. Furniture will be 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 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 be primarily 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 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 will merge 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 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.
Tom Barry, CEO of Hartley Botanic said; “Our ‘Calm & Wellbeing’ theme taps into what our customers are looking for from their gardens following the pandemic. The mood now is very much to create gardens which are sanctuaries, places to go to in order to feel revived and refreshed. As such, it felt appropriate to remain consistent to our theme for 2022, with a few changes to our display structures. For Hampton Court, we have selected a range of designs from our popular Victorian and Heritage ranges. Structures which both deliver structural excellence and a classic Greenhouse aesthetic.”
Hartley Botanic was founded in 1938 by brothers Vincent (RHS fellow) and Norman Hartley following their ground-breaking aluminium Greenhouse design, the first time (to our knowledge) aluminium had been used in Greenhouse construction and marking a huge improvement on its wood and wrought iron Victorian forerunners. The English manufacturer is an authority on Greenhouse design and use over the decades, having been making its beautiful and elegant handmade, made-to-order horticultural buildings for over 84 years from its original factory at the base of the dramatic Pennines’ Chew Valley in Greenfield, Lancashire. It has become synonymous for crafting the finest Greenhouses money can buy through the very highest standards of hard-won experience, craftsmanship and service. A hugely respected brand within the horticultural world, it is the manufacturer of choice for leading organisations, institutions and designers with Hartley Botanic structures commissioned by the RHS, the National Trust, Kew Gardens, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Oxford Botanical Gardens, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Blenheim Palace, The Lingholm Estate and Hampton Court Palace...to name a few. Its entire product range is endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society.
All Hartley Botanic’s Glasshouses and Greenhouses are handmade, bespoke and made to order. Customers interested in purchasing a Hartley Botanic Greenhouse should visit: http://www.hartley-botanic.co.uk or call 01457 819 155 for more information.
‘Why Hartley?’ – What makes a Hartley Botanic the finest Glasshouse money can buy
Unrivalled. Unparalleled. Unique. There are Glasshouses and there are Hartley Botanic Glasshouses. Combining inspired design with enduring quality, nothing quite enhances your garden and home like a Hartley Botanic; each one beautifully handmade to last a lifetime.
At Hartley Botanic we have had a continuous conversation with our customers over many years. We have collected their comments so as to let you know what our customers say about us, and just why they have chosen a Hartley Botanic Glasshouse.
1. Beauty and Elegance
The incomparable range of simply beautiful and elegant structures means Hartley Botanic can create designs that are distinctive and unique. The Victorian, Heritage and Modern Glasshouse ranges, are so comprehensive you don’t have to go anywhere else to find your beautifully crafted, high-quality Glasshouses from the widest of choices.
2. Structurally Superior
Every Hartley Botanic Glasshouse is handmade in the North of England to your exact requirements. It is made of the finest materials with unparalleled durability, safety, and beauty. All of the aluminium sections have a structural purpose. Short cuts, such as ‘sticking’ aluminium to glass for aesthetic reasons, are never taken. Hartley Botanic are so confident of the structural integrity of their Greenhouses; a 30-year Lifetime Guarantee is offered.
3. A reputation Beyond Compare
Hartley Botanic’s brand heritage and reputation have been built on trust for over 80 years. They have earned an unrivalled reputation for crafting the finest Glasshouses and Greenhouses money can buy through the very highest standards of hard-won experience, craftsmanship and service.
4. Unrivalled Knowledge and Expertise
There is a wealth of knowledge and expertise built into every Hartley Botanic Glasshouse. Generations of customers have put their trust in the hands of expert, time served, highly skilled craftsmen. Glasshouses of distinction are created from decades of knowledge and care.
5. Exceptional Delivery of Service
Once your order has been handmade to your personal requirements, and Hartley Botanic’s exacting standards, your delivery and installation will be exceptional. The proud team at Hartley Botanic are there to ensure the process runs smoothly, providing you with the information you need and keeping you up to date throughout.