Historic Greenhouse and Glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has brought its stunning Greenhouses and Glasshouses to RHS Chatsworth Flower Show again this year – this time bringing them alive with plantings which evoke classic greenhouse gardening approaches but combined with the newest of Greenhouse designs. The Lancashire manufacturer’s tradestand showcases some of the most well-loved and traditional types of greenhouse growing, from seasonal vegetables and fruit trees, to house and bedding plants, but framed in a thoroughly modern way - house plants grow in an architectural Magnum Opus dressed as an outdoor room and vegetables grow under ‘self-cleaning’ glass in a Hartley 6 Grow & Store.
Setting off the stand’s traditional planting scheme are two new, contemporary Hartley Botanic structures 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 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 also been glazed with self-cleaning glass – a new, time-saving innovation which will be available for Hartley Botanic customers to order this year. 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.
The Greenhouses and Glasshouses on Hartley Botanic’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show stand, with their accompanying planting schemes, include;
- A stately Victorian Lodge in Olive Leaf features citrus trees, classic bedding plants and seasonal vegetables
- NEW addition to the range: A contemporary Magnum Opus in Manganese Graphite (a NEW colour) combines house plants, fruit trees and cacti with an outdoor room scheme
- NEW addition to the range: A Hartley 6 Grow & Store in Umbria Light features vegetables at different stages of growth – including tomatoes, chilis, peppers and salads. The Hartley 6 Grow & Store roof has also been glazed in Hartley Botanic’s NEW self-cleaning Greenhouse glass
More about the two new Hartley Botanic structures featured on the stand:
About the NEW Magnum Opus: Shown as a prototype at the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the Magnum Opus has now been launched as part of Hartley Botanic’s Modern Horticulture range. The Magnum Opus is a much grander and more dramatic structure than the classic Opus structure. The structure is significantly taller and includes an imposing porch-style entrance.
About the NEW Hartley 6 Grow & Store: As part of the Hartley Modern Horticulture range, the Hartley 6 Grow & Store retains all the practicality of its heritage counterpart, but with cleaner lines and less visible engineering – giving it a more elegant look. Practical for gardeners with smaller outdoor areas, the Hartley 6 version of the Grow & Store will suit those who prefer structures with a contemporary feel.
About NEW self-cleaning glass: The Hartley 6 Grow & Store Greenhouse’s roof on the stand has been glazed with self-cleaning glass, a NEW feature available for Hartley Botanic customers to order this year. Hartley Botanic is the first UK Greenhouse manufacturer to offer this innovative glass which uses the forces of nature to help keep glass clean – giving the practical benefit of less cleaning and also clearer, better-looking windows.
Last year, Hartley Botanic’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show tradestand was awarded ‘Best In Show’ for its ‘Tropical Britain’ theme. They are the only aluminium Greenhouse manufacturer whose entire product range is endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society.
All Hartley Botanic’s Greenhouses and Glasshouses are handmade, bespoke and made to order. Customers interested in purchasing a Hartley Botanic Greenhouse should visit: www.hartley-botanic.co.uk or call 01457 819 155 for more information.