08 Oct Summer collaborations with top Garden Designers for RHS Flower Shows
Summer 2018 saw Solus Decor collaborate with some of the best garden designers in the UK for RHS show gardens in Hampton Court and Tatton Park to create two gold award winning gardens.
We kicked of the summer of RHS shows with our own stand at Chelsea Flower Show for the third year in a row. A fantastic opportunity to meet new people, be inspired by the other exhibitors and show gardens on display and at the same time launch new products. This year we launched the new metal top and fire ring; a new addition to the accessories range for the Hemi fire bowl.
Rosemary Coldstream incorporated Solus Decor’s elevated halo fire pit in the contemporary side of the garden in a sunken seating area. The planting in the contemporary area was a more simplified palette of yellow, green, blue and hints of red. The landscaping was linear in its design in contrast to the country style garden.
The garden was created by landscaping apprentices, trainees and students on BALI’s GoLandscape initiative which is supported by the RHS. BALI’S GoLandscape initiative encourages young people to pursue a career in horticulture. The young designers, landscapers and contractors have been mentored by designer Rosemary Coldstream and David Dodd of The Outdoor Room as part of the Best of Both Worlds Garden project.
From Hop to Glass at RHS Tatton Park designed by Leon Davis
The garden design for RHS Tatton Park entitled From Hop to Glass was sponsored by JW Lees brewery in celebration of the 190th anniversary of the brewery The design took inspiration from the brewing industry, interpreting materials, features and processes in a contemporary style and composition.
The design was in part framed by glass screens, providing a foil for grasses, which are mixed with deep red and amber perennials to represent the inviting flow and texture of a freshly-poured pint.
Within the planting was a circular shallow stream, which encloses relaxing spaces to sit and relax combined with the familiar textures and elements that are synonymous with a traditional pub. The curved bench gives the feel of the serving bar and the warm and inviting atmosphere was provided by the Solus Decor fire pit and the brass details around the garden.