RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2021
It has been so long since we had been to an RHS Flower Show that to finally be able to attend the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival in July was a real treat!
Although the weather was not always favourable, this didn’t dampen any spirits and the buzz around the show was something we have really missed.
There were some fantastic gardens to explore with the Cancer Research UK Legacy Garden designed by Tom Simpson scooping the very much deserved best show garden accolade.
The A Place To Meet Again garden won the best Lifestyle Garden. This garden, beautifully designed by Mike Long, had a calming and tranquil quality with its beautifully simple green and white colour scheme.
There were lots of other beautiful gardens to explore and we were lucky enough to have some of our products featured on two of the gardens at the show.
‘Charlie’s Courtyard’ designed by the hugely talented Jane Scott-Moncrieff featured our Southwold Collection Coffee Table and 3 Seater Bench.
This was an imaginary garden for Jane’s daughter’s first London home. It’s a west facing cottage garden style garden with two deep perennial borders, terracotta pots filled with herbs and annuals and a terrace of clay pavers supplied by Londonstone. The garden was designed to show how to create abundant, frothy borders with a limited number of easy, reliable plant varieties in a simple palette of white, pink and purple which worked perfectly with our furniture.
During the show, Jane’s garden received a lot of interest, she was even interviewed by Jo Whiley! We are so pleased that we could help with the garden and all agreed the finished result was absolutely stunning.
The second garden we were lucky enough to be involved with was the inspiring ‘Get Up and Grow’ garden designed Lucy Hutchings the Instagram Star @shegrowsveg.
This entirely edible garden was displayed in the grow your own area and featured edible treats including chillies and heirloom tomatoes, flowers, ornamental sunflowers and climbing beans which adorned our Roman Garden Arches. The garden attracted a lot of attention and really demonstrated how it is possible to grow your own in lots of situations, especially vertical growing options.
Inspired by her newly released book Get up and Grow – the garden was a dream come true for Lucy and was a fantastic opportunity to pass on her knowledge to those considering growing their own for the first time.
To create the garden, Lucy partnered with family-owned garden centre, Perrywood. After the show, Perrywood will transport the garden to their Sudbury branch and rebuild it for the public to visit.
It was a fantastic day and so excited to see our products featured on the gardens. Already getting excited for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in September!****