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Grant Horticulture unveils its ‘arts and crafts garden’ for the 25th RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

09 Jul 2024 | BALI Member News

The Grant Horticulture Arts & Crafts Garden celebrates architecture, gardening, and craftsmanship. It draws on some of the key creative themes from the Arts & Crafts period to create a garden that is at once modern yet rooted in traditional practice.

Key features of the garden include a range of hand-crafted, locally sourced items such as:

  • A wooden Pavilion constructed in a mortise and tenon style from locally felled sustainable timbers from Northumberland
  • Hand painted stained glass panels crafted by a conservator and teacher from York Minster who is a fellow of The William Morris Craft Fellowship
  • Red clay tile chimney sculptures constructed by the designer and path edge details created by a 200-year-old family brick maker using Etruria Marl clay from a Staffordshire quarry, the home of the potteries
  • North Yorkshire produced willow domes and obelisks
  • Contemporary hand-made furniture and light fittings rooted in traditional craftsmanship from the Howardian Hills of North Yorkshire
  • A handmade Corten steel circular pond crafted in the Midlands

Accredited Contractor Grant Horticulture are partnering with The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) and GoLandscape to promote careers in horticulture and landscaping and the benefit of using accredited Horticulture professionals to the public. By supporting local craftsmen and artisans, they are investing in their community and helping to preserve traditional skills and knowledge that have been passed down through generations. This helps stimulate the local economy and ensures that these valuable skills are not lost over time.

In showcasing the work of local artisans and craftspeople in their garden, they hope to inspire others to consider the impact of their purchasing decisions and to support those dedicated to creating beautiful, sustainable products that contribute to a more ethical and environmentally conscious way of living along with highlighting the benefits of working in such wonderfully creative, fulfilling industries.

"We hope that visitors will be inspired by the intricate designs and natural materials that have been carefully curated to reflect the essence of the movement,"

says Grant Horticulture designer Callum Bain-Mackay.

Commenting on the launch of the Grant Horticulture Arts and Crafts garden, Dean Bolton-Grant, founder and Managing Director, says,

"Having spent a lifetime in Horticulture honing my craft by gardening for the likes of Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons and the Queen Margret of Denmark at Fredensborg Palace, being a part of the 25th RHS Tatton Park Flower show is an exciting opportunity for my team to showcase their full range of skills and talents from garden design, landscape construction and planting of this exciting concept. I am looking forward to seeing our show garden come to life and being able to share our skills with the show’s visitors."

Discover RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

Set in the historic grounds of Tatton Park, Cheshire. The 25th anniversary RHS Tatton Park Flower Show is taking place from 17 – 21 July 2024. The show is a day out for all the family, with unique gardens, talks and tips, children’s activities, floral installations, markets, stalls and lots of tasty food and drink to enjoy. 

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