We’re going to Tatton!
The RHS (Royal Horticultural Flower Show) has been running at the beautiful, iconic Tatton park since 1999, and 2017 will be the third year we’ve exhibited there.
In 2015 we won Silver Gilt for our Aurora Arbora garden inspired by the Northern Lights, and which celebrity gardener Joe Swift described as ‘An instillation, an art piece – that’s why I like it” when being quizzed by Monty Don about what had caught his eye in the show.
In 2016 we opted for a much smaller exhibit, winning Silver for our entry based on the plight of coral reef (a particular passion of mine), this time inspired by mine and my children’s hero, David Attenborough. I wanted to illustrate with plants the life and tragic death of coral in our oceans, and why it’s so devastating for our delicate eco-balance.
But in 2017 we’re definitely going for gold with our 80M2 ‘LIVE GARDEN’ in the ‘Future Spaces’ category.
Our entry is an innovative and exciting, ultra-modern garden project built on three levels, showcasing futuristic materials and technology.
When RHS judges, who awarded us £10,000 towards the cost (one of only three grants awarded per year), approved our proposal last month, they commented that “it will certainly provide a wow factor at the show”!
What’s our inspiration?
Times are changing. Natural resources are running out. We need to look for new, more environmentally sensitive ways to create the living spaces we desire. 21st century families want different things from their gardens than previous generations did. We need to be ever-conscious of time constraints too. All of which means we wanted to create something which made best use of limited space. Something which made best use of up-to-the minute alternative materials
These show gardens take months of effort, planning and of course lots of money.
Because of its innovative design our ‘Live Garden’ is particularly challenging, involving structural engineers and lighting specialists at every stage.
Come early July we’ll be very busy on the build (we have about 15 days to create the garden) and we’ll be creating a blog based on ‘the diary of the build’ so watch out for that! We hope to welcome you to RHS Tatton from 19-23 July
Partners and Sponsors: We have several partners confirmed and we’ll be thanking them here very soon. But if you’d like to come on this incredibly exciting journey with us, please contact me, Dan on 07891 132896