RHS Chatsworth 2017 - Show Garden Theme & Design

While we are all enjoying the arrival of Spring, here at Agriframes we are looking ahead to the exciting Summer to come – in particular our sponsorship of a show garden at the new RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.

Set in the most stunning location the excitement began to build as soon as we saw the site early in the year – this whole area will be transformed in time for the show opening on 7th June.

The Agriframes site at RHS Chatsworth 2017 before the start

The theme of the show gardens at Chatsworth is design revolutionaries and for the last few months we have been working with our designers to make sure that their garden and our bespoke structures are a perfect fit.

Now that the design process is complete, Fleur Porter and Melinda Thomas of Sanctum Garden Design have been able to reflect on the inspiration for the garden:

“Looking into what made the Agriframes product special, we hit upon the innovative use of tubular steel. When we came across the work of Marcel Breuer, a member of the Bauhaus movement and one of the first designers to use tubular steel, this gave us a link to a design revolutionary and the Bauhaus ethos of “combining beauty with usefulness” reflected the values of Agriframes beautifully and so we designed a garden around this theme."

The Agriframes Pergola Design at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 stand

A huge amount of preparation goes into creating the fantastic spectacle of a show garden and it’s never too early to start the growing! The dramatic perennial climber ‘Cobea Scandens’ - the ‘cup and saucer vine’ - will bring a touch of tropical splendour to the garden come June, but for the time being it is being carefully prepared in a sheltered potting shed!

Growing Cobea Flowers for the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017

Grasses and Dahlia tubers are receiving a little encouraging heat, so will be thriving under the watchful care of Rob Evans at Pheasant Acre Plants and will form the basis of the naturalistic planting style that won Sanctum the Best Show Garden and a Gold medal at RHS Cardiff in 2016.

Growing Dahlias in time for the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017

We’re all looking forward to being part of this brand new show and keeping you updated with progress in the garden.

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