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June 24, 2018

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Ecoscape

Industry exhibit revealed for RHS Chelsea 2018

HTA

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), working on behalf of the UK garden industry, will this year be exhibiting within the Discovery Zone in the Great Pavilion at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. ‘The Great Escape’ will be both educational and inspiring helping to demonstrate the benefits of plants, gardening and outdoor space.

‘The Great Escape’ will highlight some of the ways in which people of all ages enjoy their outdoor space – for relaxing, growing, playing, engaging with nature with supporting information about the benefits that this brings. It showcases the role of UK garden centres and initiatives such as National Children’s Gardening Week, in helping to spread the message about the wider benefits of plants, gardens and gardening.

Designed by Chris Collins of Chris Collins Horticulture the exhibit helps to show that you really don’t have to go far to escape to your outdoor space and reap the benefits of doing so. From keeping a plant on a windowsill to having a small space to grow your own there are huge health and wellbeing benefits to be had from enjoying plants and being outside.

The exhibit has been designed with four spaces that all seamlessly flow together to create one unified garden, that represent the various ways in which your garden can benefit your health. This will be done using grow-your-own related plant materials and accessories, wildlife boosting plants and nature housing to encourage sustainability of endangered small animals and insects as well as exercise and relaxation areas in which to promote the UK garden industry. There will be facts and figures throughout bringing the exhibit to life.

These four spaces are: The Orb Den, a garden kitchen to propagate and grow micro-crops featuring a mounted bug hotel, compost robot, solar panel, stepping stones and an alternative water saving device; The Urban Garden, a pot garden to encourage the amateur gardener featuring tiered hanging baskets, containers, mounted bat box, bird boxes, weather station, hedgehog house, insect tower, barbecue, stepping stones and reconditioned decking; The Outdoor Gym, a hub to promote health and well-being for all the family featuring exercise equipment, containers, fruit area, mounted tool rack and mounted bird boxes; and The Summer House, a place of serenity and relaxation to enjoy the garden all year-round featuring a summer house, birch trees and horn beam, herbaceous planting, seating, mounted bird boxes and camomile lawn areas.

Adam Taylor, HTA President comments: “We are excited to be back at RHS Chelsea Flower Show to showcase the UK garden industry. This year, situated in the Discovery Zone, we have a great opportunity to educate, engage and inspire the public on the benefits of plants and gardening.”

He adds: “It will be possible for many of the ideas featured to be replicated within garden centres and this will be a great way of joining in with the activity and the buzz around the show.”

To keep up to date about the opportunities to get involved and the plans for linked activities, follow the HTA here.

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