The first RHS Chatsworth flower show had an incredible variety of garden styles with innovative ideas in a truly inspirational setting. We were lucky to have the opportunity to work with Vergette Gardens by supporting the show and providing our Limestone Classic in Steel for the design.
The show began with a turbulent press day, which was sadly closed early due to strong winds and adverse weather – but it didn’t stop the excitement on site for all of the show garden designers waiting for the judges to come and see their designs.
As the weather improved, visitors got a chance to see the gardens in their full glory. The garden that we supported – “the moveable feast”, which was designed by Tanya Batkin of Vergette Gardens – triumphed with a well-earned Silver Medal from the RHS judges. The garden was inspired by “generation rent” and featured planters on castors which could be moved around the garden to give the owner the ability to move them to their next home. The planting was a mixture of ornamentals and edibles, giving the owner both a practical and a beautiful garden all year round. Planters with tall frames supported dwarf fruit trees and a moveable cupboard featured a growing salad tray on it’s top. The show had fantastic media coverage, and the garden can be seen on the BBC’s Gardener’s World Chatsworth special (from minute 14:47 onwards). The natural stone paving choice, our limestone steel, is a contemporary grey which complemented the planters perfectly, and luckily looks beautiful in both wet and dry conditions!
We are so proud to have supported Tanya on her silver-medal winning garden, and we are excited to see what comes next from the designer. You can follow Vergette Gardens on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with their work.