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Hartley Botanic RHS Hampton Court stand taps into provenance and history

Building on its success at RHS Chelsea, British greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has tapped-into its award-winning provenance and history theme with its tradestand at RHS Hampton Court.

Inspired by Hartley Botanic’s own 80th anniversary this year, the historical stand provides a snapshot into the incredible stories and plant hunter origins behind some of our best loved and most familiar plants – a theme that was awarded 5 stars and the director general Linley accolades at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May. As at Chelsea, the stand has been designed and planted by RHS winning Lee Burkhill ‘the Garden Ninja,’ with landscaping by award winning G.K. Wilson landscape services.

Of Hartley Botanic’s award-winning ‘provenance and history’ themed tradestand at Chelsea, RHS director general Sue Biggs said: ‘We were impressed not only by the beautiful planting but even more by the educational content in the gorgeous greenhouses about plant hunters of the past.’

Visitors to the Hartley Botanic stand will enjoy expertly curated planting schemes, each framed by an exquisite handmade greenhouse, and will also learn more about plant history to encourage greater thoughtfulness in their own gardening and plant sourcing.

Tom Barry, managing director of Hartley Botanic added; “We were passionate about continuing our provenance and history theme for visitors at RHS Hampton Court.

“It has allowed us to provide an elegant parallel to Hartley Botanic’s own long history and our product’s provenance, but it has also proved very engaging for visitors who have been given a snapshot into the fearless work of ‘orchid hunters’, the passion and ambition of Victorian plant collectors and the pivotal scientific discoveries which came about through botanical study.

“The Hampton Court tradestand will also include new references to botanist Carl Linnaeus, considered to be the ‘father of modern taxonomy,’ and a selection of new herbariums.”

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