The Hartley Botanic Garden

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A glasshouse structure attached to a walled garden is the focal point of this large garden. It is both folly and retreat, and houses tropical, aquatic and carnivorous plants. Views of the surrounding woodland can be appreciated and enjoyed from within the glasshouse.

The garden celebrates the British-engineered glasshouse structures created by Hartley Botanic. It features an element of traditional walled garden complete with colourful mixed perennials, fruit and vegetables. The surrounding woodland contains mixed native and ornamental planting in a naturalistic style. Around the pool the planting is soft with a gentle colour palette of white, blue and pink, which helps to create a feeling of enclosure.

Hartley Botanic 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden

Watch Tom Harfleet interview Catherine MacDonald about the Harley Botanic 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden


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