Hartley Magazine

All the latest news, hints, tips and advice from our experts

PR: Hartley Botanic wins silver gilt medal for first ever show garden

Today Hartley Botanic received a very special RHS medal for their first ever show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Winning any medal is great, but the garden designed by Catherine MacDonald was deemed to be special enough for silver gilt, just one notch down from a gold! The garden features Opus, a newly […]

PR: Companion Planting & One Very Special New Introduction

It’s going to be quite a year for the ladies at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with show gardens designed by Anne-Marie Powell, Jekka McVicar, Rosy Hardy and for Hartley Botanic’s 1st ever show garden it’s Catherine MacDonald who will be at the helm. Hartley Botanic MD Johnny Mobasher has long been a fan of […]

Press Release: Hartley Botanic to Donate Stunning Chelsea Flower Show Opus Glasshouse to the Horatio’s Garden in Glasgow

As soon as The Chelsea Flower Show closes its doors to the public on Saturday 28 May, the work of disassembling the beautiful gardens, trade stands and horticultural displays begins.  The Main Avenue Hartley Botanic Show Garden takes more than three weeks to construct and lovingly plant but only a few days to disassemble. Hartley […]

PR: The Hartley Botanic Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Introducing Opus Hartley Botanic has been exhibiting beautifully planted trade stands at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for close to sixty years, but for 2016, MD Johnny Mobasher is taking it to another level with a Main Avenue show garden designed by Catherine MacDonald from Landform Consultants Ltd. The inspiration for the feature glasshouse which […]

Tradition 8 greenhouse

Blue Coat School Takes Delivery of Hartley Greenhouse

With autumn now on the way, Hartley Botanic is proud to announce that it has donated a brand new Tradition 8 Greenhouse to The Blue Coat School in Edgbaston, Birmingham. With such a beautiful school garden (known as The Hanging Gardens of Blue Coat), Hartley Botanic was more than happy to donate the greenhouse to […]

Venue to host Hartley Patio Glasshouse

Henri Le Worm garden choose a Hartley Patio Glasshouse for their stand at Hampton Court Palace

Created by Olivier Blanc & Charlotte Salt, Henri Le Worm aims to remind children where food comes from and the important role that nature plays in its production. Henri encourages children to engage with food and nature in a fun and playful way. In the App “Henri Le Worm – The Missing Cookbook,” children are […]

At the Chelsea flower show

Special Guest at Chelsea Stand

Staff on the Hartley Botanic stand at the Chelsea Flower Show welcomed a very special guest this week – Sarah is the granddaughter of Norman Hartley who together with his brother Vincent founded V & N Hartley in 1938. Sarah’s mother Elizabeth (Normans daughter) has spoken to Sarah of her memories of visiting Chelsea the year of […]

Hartley Botanic Sponsors The Hardy Plant Society’s AGM

The Hardy Plant Society, Nottingham members group held their AGM on Sat 28 March 2015 at Portland College. The Hardy Plant Society exists to ensure the conservation and cultivation of hardy herbaceous plants. It offers its membership of over 7000 keen gardener’s access to seeds, rare plants, winter meetings and summer outings. Months of planning […]