17 May 2015 By Sam Duke
This year we are showcasing two greenhouses; a National Trust Scotney greenhouse and a large bespoke, mono-pitch, lean-to greenhouse in our Messenger design. The bespoke greenhouse is a first for us as it is the largest ever structure we have had at RHS Chelsea.
The Scotney greenhouse (2.6m x4m) -in our most popular colour, Wood Sage - is kitted out by the super-stylish team at Clifton Nurseries in Little Venice, London. They will be creating a relaxing oasis like space, with the aim to sooth and rejuvenate the soul. Expect to see some quirky extras, some unique calming influences and something a little different. It certainly won’t be your average greenhouse.
The large bespoke structure (7.8m x 3.4m) is in one of our popular colours- Green Sand. It features a sentry style lobby and will have plenty of benching, a reservoir and traditional floor grids. We will also be launching two new products; new Heathlands cold frames will be either side of the lobby and our strawberry boards will be hung on the gable end. It will be in the style of a ‘his and hers’ greenhouse; one side will be set up as a beautiful display area whilst the other side will be a productive growing space.
All external planting was designed by Taylor Tripp (for the 10th year) and a full plant list can be found here. (Our plants are from trade only nursery Chichester Plants.)
Bespoke greenhouse plants
The greenhouse is being displayed as a ‘his and hers’ space, giving the feel of different growing environments. To one side is the producers area, grown by ourselves or Thrive, the gardening charity based in Battersea Park. The other side of the greenhouse is a relaxing display area with orchids lent to us by McBeans (also in the marquee) and bougainvillea from Westdale Nurseries.
Westminster Stone have laid all of our paving. You can find ‘Cotswold Manor Flags’ from their National Trust collection, Jacobean brick pavers in the large bespoke greenhouse as well as the pathway and ‘Henslate’ in our National Trust Scotney greenhouse.
Hansons have supplied South Downs Multi-bricks.
Pots and planters
The large circular copper planter and the smaller copper planters under the pergola are from Architectural Heritage along with the rusty blooms in the vegetable patch.
These are from Garden Trading and have been painted in our own paint shop to reflect our most popular colours.
These are made from galvanised metal and like the greenhouse are completely maintenance free. They are supplied by Italian Terrace.
In the bespoke greenhouse you will find a Tiber fountain, courtesy of A Place In The Garden.
Bee Bricks and Blocks
Positioned in our brick bases, these make the perfect nesting place for solitary bees. They can be used in building projects or freestanding around your garden. These are supplied by Green and Blue.
If you have any other queries relating to what you found on our stand, please give us a call on 01730 826 900 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Twitter for all the latest RHS Chelsea updates, @Alitex.