Stark & Greensmith has launched a new laser-cut garden screen range, in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), boasting a design inspired by seventeenth century illustrations from the RHS Lindley Library. The Parterre range includes four decorative panels which can add instant ‘show garden’ impact and privacy to a space.
Engravings of knot gardens and parterres from ‘The English Gardner’ by Leonard Meager (c1624 – c1704), first published in London in 1688, have been referenced in the new panel design by Stark & Greensmith’s creative director, Martine Le Gassick.
Available in both full-height (1.78m H x 1.19m W) and balustrade (0.93m H x 1.48m W) panels, and in two finishes – corten steel and a new, warm grey-hued powder-coated aluminium – the RHS-endorsed screens can be used as boundary fencing and on terraces or decking to create a dining or seating area. They can also act as solar shading in pergolas, for screening in the garden, or formally as garden dividers to create ‘rooms’. Parterre panels are priced from £388.
To mark the collaboration, panels from the Parterre range have been be installed in the outdoor café area at the RHS Garden, Wisley.
Martine said: “We’re delighted to have collaborated with the RHS for this set of elegant screens which will enhance any garden, however big or small. The timelessness of these illustrations of knot gardens and parterres translates beautifully to modern screen formats, while their antiquity lends an unmistakeable sense of history and tradition.”
Stark & Greensmith’s panels are popular with householders wanting a ‘show garden’ look at home and garden designers for their aesthetics and functionality. Gold medal- winner Tony Woods used a bespoke design from the company for his RHS Chelsea Flower Show Urban Flow show garden which scooped Best Space to Grow Garden. Stark & Greensmith panels also featured on Tom Massey’s main avenue Lemon Tree Trust show garden.