This year we will be showcasing our largest number of Alitex structures ever at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We will exhibit an Alitex conservatory, two greenhouses from our National Trust collection, including our newest addition, The Ickworth and our Thomas Messenger glasshouse from our show-site at Torberry Farm.
For the first time in five years we will be exhibiting an Alitex conservatory 3m x 3.6m in a shimmering bronze coating. The structure will replicate the study of a boutique gin maker, paying homage to the creator’s story of Hawthorn’s Gin.
The Hidcote 2.6m x 3m is the smallest greenhouse within our National Trust Collection. Ideal for the compact and urban gardens, it will be the chilli hot house and full of everyday kitchen veg. The heat will be sure to warm things up, even if the weather doesn’t do that for us!
We will be launching The Ickworth, our largest greenhouse within our National Trust collection. Based on National Trust Ickworth House, England’s earliest Italianate garden, the greenhouse measures 2.9m x 7.1m. It is designed in a cruciform shape featuring an extended lobby on either side. It will be filled with herbs, fruits and vegetables to create the ideal kitchen garden that is becoming popular inspiration for many horticultural enthusiasts.
Our fourth structure on display will be our stunning Thomas Messenger glasshouse, 3.4m x 6.7m, taking pride of place on award-winning Bowdens Hostas stand in the Great Pavilion, stand GPG210. Alongside Zena, the Belmond British Pullman carriage, the glasshouse will be the starting point for telling the story of the horticultural plant collector’s journey.
For the 11th year running, Taylor Tripp have helped us create our stand. They have collaborated on the design and made room for our own home grown vegetables.
Pots and Planters
The large square zinc planters, located at the entrance of the stand, are on loan from A Place in the Garden.
Inside the Square Turin planters are rusted obelisks, supplied by Muntons Traditional Plant Supports, also exhibiting at Chelsea.
Our popular terracotta pots, Vaso Liscio, are by Italian Terrace.
Hansons have supplied us again this year with South Downs Multi-bricks.
Bee Bricks and blocks are built into our brick bases. A perfect nesting place for the solitary bee, they can be used within your own building projects or standalone in your garden. The Bee Bricks and Beepot planter are supplied by Green and Blue.
Italian Terrace, also exhibiting at Chelsea (stand PW/393), have supplied us with metal benches and sets of external tables and chairs. They are made from galvanised metal and like the greenhouse, completely maintenance free.
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