16 June 2014 By Billy Hawkins
We are very pleased to be working with another top quality garden and landscape designer from Sparsholt College, Kate Hart, for 2014. Her approach to the show stand has been considered and mature which has been a great help to us in getting the finer details of the stand together.
We were all so impressed by the calibre of applications to our annual competition that to see Kate’s winning design realised will be a triumph in itself. Please do come along to E69 to see Kate’s winning design. (See Kate in the front of the image - Nelly just behind.)
Hampton Court Flower Show, an RHS event, is only three weeks away and we are getting very excited; it is such a lovely show and we all very much enjoy it.
The show will take place from Tuesday 8th – Sunday 13th July with many visitors coming from all over the world.
Nelly Hall from Alitex comments:
“We are taking our Mottisfont greenhouse from the National Trust Greenhouse Collection to Hampton and then onto Tatton for 2014. Whilst we have overcome the practicalities of building our greenhouses at shows (practise makes perfect!), this year our challenge will be to move everything from Hampton in the south of England to Tatton flower show in the north for the 23rd July.”
We are lucky to be working with builders in both locations that we know well and who are used to the high standards of our finishing. We also feel that Kate’s winning design has the added advantage of elements of move-ability. With raised willow beds full of herbaceous perennials and edibles the overall concept is a little bit wild – with definite ideas which can be replicated at home.
Along with a pergola which creates an intimate meeting space, our tables and chairs we showcased at Chelsea illustrate some of the heritage colours we can produce our greenhouses in. Our ubiquitous shed is clocking up miles like no other - it keeps doing the rounds with us, and will be a part of our stand again this year. As with any working garden – a potting shed is a must, that’s why we include it. We aim to provide an illustration of what your Alitex might look like in your own garden.
Do come along and say hello – if you remember last year it was very hot so I hope I’m not tempting fate by prompting you to remember your sunscreen. If you aren’t coming to Hampton, we may see you at Tatton – our stand is GR19 and it would be great if you would come and meet the team. We are happy to talk about individual projects and to provide the benefit of our many years of experience.
See you then!
For more information about RHS Flower Shows click here.