Category Archives: Show Gardens

Small Details, Big Impact At RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2019

Small Details, Big Impact At RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2019 – learn more about this year’s show and the stunning show gardens that grace it.

Currently basking in sunshine, the newly rechristened RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival offers plenty of thought-provoking detail in its gardens this year.

Tom Simpson’s stunning The Cancer Research Pledge Pathway To Success, RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2019

The Cancer Research Pledge Pathway To Success

Central to the design of The Cancer Research Pledge Pathway to Success, for example, is the spiralling effect that leads visitors to the round pond, down circular steps that smoothly transition into a bench in a sunken seating area. “The circular design makes it as immersive as possible. It draws you in and then you’re surrounded by planting,” explains designer Tom Simpson. read more

Seeking High And Low For Inspiration At Gardeners’ World Live

Seeking High And Low For Inspiration At Gardeners’ World Live – two very different spaces, both with great results

“The benches are quite distinctive. A lot of people said it must be the High Line before reading the sign,” says Lucy Bravington, designer of the Design It Garden at this years Gardeners’ World Live.

Lucy Bravington’s High Line-inspired offering at BBC Gardener’s World Live 2019

Shows arrive thick and fast at this time of year, and GW Live has come hot on the heels of RHS Chatsworth. This features the APL Avenue, with five designs chosen from members, aims to show visitors the quality and variety that can be achieved in a small space by engaging a professional landscaper. The Design It garden was distinctive in more ways than one: Lucy not only won the highest award of Platinum for her design, but Design It Landscapes also garnered Best Construction and a golden spade from Niwaki. read more

Mindful Of Detail At RHS Chatsworth 2019

Mindful Of Detail At RHS Chatsworth 2019 – learn more about London Stone’s involvement with RHS Chatsworth 2019

With RHS Chatsworth in its third year this year and the inherently mindful qualities of gardening increasingly recognised, a new category at the show, the Mindfulness Gardens, concentrated on how gardens can contribute to well-being and mental health.

Jamie Butterworth’s show-stopping, and history-making The Wedgwood Garden, RHS Chatsworth 2019

Thrive Reflective Mind Garden read more

Materially Raising The Profile Of Greenfingers At RHS Chelsea

Materially Raising The Profile Of Greenfingers At RHS Chelsea – learn more about this wonderful charity’s show garden

“In terms of PR, we were inundated,” says Greenfingers’ Director of Fundraising and Communications, Linda Petrons. “We had a really good response. Hopefully Greenfingers is now recognised as a national charity.”

The Greenfingers Charity Garden, RHS Chelsea 2019

This was Greenfingers’ first garden at RHS Chelsea, made possible by the generosity of a private donor, and, as one of Greenfingers’ charity partners, we were excited to contribute. read more

Classic Celebrations At RHS Chelsea 2019

Classic Celebrations At RHS Chelsea 2019 – read more about our involvement with this year’s show, and learn a little more about the materials we have on display at this year’s show.

You know a garden at RHS Chelsea is particularly special when, on the opening day, the BBC spend considerably more time interviewing the designer than expected. Schedules were thrown out left and right as the cameras roamed the Greenfingers Garden upstairs and down.

The Greenfingers Garden it it’s luscious green glory, RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 read more