Hartley Magazine

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

Hartley Botanic sponsor an event at RHS Harlow Carr

Hartley Botanic and the RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr were the hosts for a magical evening of gardening pleasure. The RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr are situated ’a stone’s throw’ from Harrogate and provide a real treat for gardening enthusiasts. The evening was a joint venture between Hartley Botanic and the RHS, and supplied the invited guests with […]

Walking in the Footsteps of Bill Sowerbutts

BBC Gardeners Question Time, first broadcast in 1947 under the name of ‘How does your Garden Grow’ returned this week to the Broadoak Hotel in Ashton Under Lyne. This is where the very first broadcast was made by Bill Sowerbutts. Two members of the original audience, Betty Bennett and Peter Kinder were there to share […]

Getting School Children at Ibstock Place School in to Gardening

Mini greenhouses are an excellent choice for those who wish to get into gardening. Not only do they offer a great taster into the world of horticulture, but they are great stepping stones to buying a bigger greenhouse. Of course, if you do not have the room in the garden for a fully fledged greenhouse, […]

Local Primary School Wins Greenhouse in RHS Competition

Hook Lane Primary School, in Kent, has won a greenhouse from Hartley Botanic, worth £2500 for staging the most ‘inspiring’ Get Your Growing event. They will be holding a photocall on Friday 4 May, at 9am. Part of RHS Campaign for School Gardening, Get Your Grown-Ups Growing is an initiative designed to encourage adults to […]

Hartley Botanic Teams Up With The Prince’s Foundation

Britain’s leading glasshouse designer and manufacturer, Hartley Botanic, has announced a corporate partnership with the Prince’s Foundation, the charity established by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to help transform lives through engaging, educating and empowering people. Hartley Botanic, whose craftsmen have been creating superior horticultural structures for private gardeners, large estates and institutes […]

New Horizon: The Glasshouse For The Thoroughly Modern Gardener

The clean, uncluttered lines of Hartley Botanics’ new Horizon glasshouse – unveiled on stand MA13 at the 2012 RHS Chelsea Flower Show (May 22-26) – reflect a new age of modernism in the domestic landscape, giving garden owners the option to project contemporary house styles and increasingly popular rectilinear garden designs into their outdoor structures. […]

Hartley Greenhouse holds back the years

Hartley greenhouse holds back the years One of our greenhouse installers had a surprise when he took a replacement pane out to a customer recently, when he found the Hartley greenhouse he was working on dated back to 1965. The customer, who is now in his 90s, was the original buyer of the Hartley 10 […]

Waitrose help kids to get growing

Hartley Botanic have teamed up with Waitrose to support the retailer’s Get Your Grown-ups Growing competition – part of the RHS Campaign for School Gardening – by making a Hartley Tradition 6 greenhouse the first prize in the contest, for the most inspiring event staged as part of the scheme. We’re thrilled to be supporting […]

New England Garden Designers Take High Tea With Hartley At The British Consulate

Over 70 of New England’s leading landscape architects and garden designers will be the guests of Dr Phil Budden, the UK’s Consul General to New England on September 27 when the British Consulate Boston, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, hosts a horticultural high tea featuring talks by Johnny Mobasher, managing director of Hartley Botanic and international […]