15 May 2014 By Billy Hawkins
What's on our stand at Chelsea 2014?
This year we are showcasing 2 greenhouses to inspire gardeners – The Scotney from the National Trust Greenhouse Collection and the larger Messenger (Mulberry) greenhouse.
The Scotney (2.6m x 4m) is presented in a small urban setting, illustrating that even in a small space, a garden can be highly productive and still provide space to relax and socialise. We are excited to be showing off our new colour – Bronze, which along with cleaner lines created by removing cresting and replacing the standard finial with a ball from the top of the greenhouse, creates a contempory twist on a Victorian classic. For more details of the full collection click here.
The Mulberry (3.1m x 6m) including a feature lobby, is more traditional in feel and in our most popular colour – woodsage. For more details of our bespoke range click here.
Once again, we have worked with Thrive, the gardening charity which helps change peoples lives, to fill up our greenhouses with wonderful seedlings and plants which have been nurtured in their Alitex greenhouse over the river at Battersea. All external planting was designed by Taylor Tripp (for the 9th year) and a full plant list can be found here. (Our plants are from trade only nursery Chichester Plants.)
By Garden Trading, but powder coated in our factory in our National Trust colour options – plus other favourites.
Our timber fence has been designed by us and represents on of the ways we have tried to create a more sustainable stand this year. We will be able to recycle this fence for all our shows, year after year.
Crane sheds made our shed which sits to the rear of the stand alongside Alitex cold frames.
Metallurgi have this year built the full tree seat at the front of the stand and the half tree stand at the back. You may remember the rusty rear fence we had last year – Dom will once again be on the stand to answer any questions.
Westminster Stone have supplied Cotswold manor flags from their National Trust paving collection and Jacobean brick pavers.
Hansons have supplied South Downs Multi-bricks.
Terracotta Pots have once again been supplied by Italian Terrace. There are 2 Vaso Coppa pots and 4 Pilone pots.