Hartley Bontanic’s award at RHS Chelsea Flower show

Historic Greenhouse and Glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has been awarded a 5* accolade for its stand at this year’s Chelsea Flower show (2019). Designed by Valentina Wyatt of Valentina Wyatt Garden Design the stand was based on a trend identified amongst Hartley Botanic’s own customers to use their greenhouse and glasshouses as multi-use spaces. It was one of the trends flagged up in Hartley Botanic’s 2019 customer trends report.

Hartley Botanic has been exhibiting at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show since at least 1950 and, this year, is showing its beautiful, handmade Greenhouses and Glasshouses in a new light – demonstrating just some of the great range of uses its al fresco, light-filled structures can offer our gardens and our personal sense of wellbeing. The various Greenhouse structures featured are dressed to illustrate different wellness-related uses, enhancing activities usually undertaken inside that Hartley Botanic can help bring into the garden; whether time spent dining with friends, making space in the day to meditate, practising a hobby or growing and making your own herbal remedies. The themes chosen also reflect some of the ways Hartley Botanic’s own customers are using their Greenhouses and Glasshouses to achieve a good life balance.

Dining in a Hartley Botanic Glasshouse

In addition, the stand showcases two new, contemporary Hartley Botanic models, which have joined its Modern Horticulture range – a stunning Magnum Opus (first seen as a prototype at RHS Chelsea in 2016) and a Hartley 6 Grow & Store. The two new structures boast clean lines and concealed engineering, with the Magnum Opus offering architectural grandeur and the Hartley 6 Grow & Store attractive practicality for the modern Greenhouse owner. The new Hartley 6 Grow & Store’s roof has been glazed with self-cleaning glass – a new, time-saving innovation which will be available for Hartley Botanic customers to order this year, showcased for the first time at the flower show. A market first in the UK, which follows extensive research and development, customers ordering a Hartley Botanic Greenhouse or Glasshouse will now be able to choose less cleaning and better-looking windows as a result of this custom extra.

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