RHS x UBS A day on the nursery

Feature Gardens

The feature aims to give the visitor an immersive experience of being in a plant nursery, in the middle of the Great Pavilion. Showing the hard work and skill of nursery growers by highlighting four in particular, with specialties in edibles and wildflowers: Caley Bros., Kent Wildflower Seeds, Kitchen Garden Plant Centre and She Grows Veg.

Notice boards throughout the display signpost key plants and interesting information for visitors to engage with. The garden is made up of an arrangement of raised beds which hold the majority of planting. It also features some key nursery structures such as a potting shed, polytunnel and shaded pergola. Plants will be exhibited at various stages, from seeds and seedlings to mature plants, and some even making their way into a compost heap to go back into the lifecycle.

Key sustainability points

  • Reclaimed materials are used in the exhibit such as used wooden pallets and corrugated metal from an old barn. It reflects the 'make do and mend' mentality employed on a lot of small nurseries and has the added benefit of an aged look.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.