Hartley Magazine

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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 […]

Front Right View of a White Hartley Botanic Cottage Greenhouse.

Inspiring Primary School Children in Southend-on-sea

Hartley Botanic Inspires Children to Build Their Own Greenhouses at Primary School It is not every day that a greenhouse manufacturer gets to help out and inspire school children, but last month, that’s exactly what Hartley Botanic did. After receiving a request for brochures from Mr Lane, a KS2 teacher at Edwards Hall Primary School […]

Rachel Parker Soden uses Hartley Horizon in RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014 Design

Rachel is an award winning Landscape and Garden Designer based in Surrey. She choose a Hartley glasshouse as the focal point in her garden design for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014. Rachel says “The glass ‘room’ is key to the design of Lust, and it is vital to get it right. Right from […]

Conceptual Lust Garden by Rachel Parker Soden

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014 Designer Rachel Parker Soden Contractor Burnham Landscaping Lust Garden in the Inspire Zone Site No. IN10 Conceptual Garden [email protected] www.rachelparkersoden.co.uk 72 First Avenue, West Molesey KT8 2QN 07980 179470 Sinful Gardens at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show This year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show sees the Conceptual […]

Local Primary School Proud Owner of Patio Glasshouse

Our neighbouring school, Greenfield Primary are the proud owners of a brand new Hartley Patio Glasshouse. As we all start to appreciate the value of organic home grown produce it is important that our children learn about where our food comes from, the environmental benefits of growing our own and the pleasure it can give […]

Hartley Botanic wins Best in Show at the Chelsea Flower Show

Hartley Botanic is proud to announce that our garden has been awarded Best Tradestand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. The garden, which was officially opened by Raymond Blanc OBE during press day on Monday 19th May, features a choice selection of different greenhouses including the new Westminster design. The magnificent structure is a […]

Raymond Blanc to launch new glass house at RHS Chelsea 2014

Raymond Blanc OBE is proud to ‘open’ the Hartley Botanic Westminster Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show Stand TR1 On Monday 19 May, Raymond Blanc OBE will join his friends from Hartley Botanic to officially open their garden at the Chelsea Flower Show, Stand TR1. The highlight of the garden will be a showcase of […]

David Domoney presents green-fingered school with £4,000 greenhouse for getting their grown-ups growing

TV presenter David Domoney yesterday presented Cranberry Academy, Alsager with a stunning Hartley Botanic greenhouse worth £4,000 for its fantastic effort during the fourth annual national ‘Get Your Grown-ups Growing’ initiative hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening. The Cheshire-based academy devoted an entire week to a Get Your Grown-ups Growing […]

Winning Designer and Scholar Announced in the Raymond Blanc Heritage Garden Competition

Hartley Botanic are proud to be in association with the SGD & The Raymond Blanc Heritage Garden Competition. Congratulations to Anne Keenan MSGD who has been named the winning garden designer in the inaugural Raymond Blanc Heritage Garden competition. Anne’s design concept was chosen by a judging panel that included Raymond Blanc, Bob Sherman from […]