SQUIRE’S 80TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW GARDEN AT THE RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW

squires logo 2013Squire’s Garden Centres are celebrating their 80th anniversary this year, and what better way to celebrate then by creating a Show Garden at The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, which is on from 5th-10th July 2016.

The Show Gardens are the jewel in the crown of any flower show, and this year will be no exception with “Squire’s 80th Anniversary Garden” (Stand Number HC431) – a beautifully designed yet very achievable garden, the idea being that you can take a lot of the elements from the garden and recreate the look at home.

Squire’s have taken a linear rectangular space (a very similar size to an average back garden), and the brief was to create an elegant yet practical design for a couple with grown-up children. The garden will include a relaxing entertaining area, a lush lawn, sculptural trees and hedges, a water feature going across the garden, and a productive area at the end of the garden for growing your own. It will also have an innovative pergola/terrace covering with a bladed roof system that can be operated by remote control to allow the sunlight in, or to close the roof completely if it rains. Two sumptuous deep-seated armchairs for the garden will complete the stylish look. The garden will feel private and enveloping, with soft and structural planting, using a warm summer colour palette of whites, reds, oranges and yellows – a nod to the colours in the Squire’s logo. Key plants are likely to include Cirsium ‘Frosted Magic’, Echinacea ‘Big Kahuna’, Cosmos ‘Xanthos’, as well as a selection of trees and shrubs. The garden is designed by Catherine MacDonald of Landform, who has 10 years experience at Chelsea, as well as 5 years experience at Hampton Court, where her two Show Gardens have both won Gold and Best In Category.

2016-Hampton-Court-Garden-DesignSarah Squire (Deputy Chairman at Squire’s) commented “We are very excited about our Show Garden at Hampton Court this year. This is a very special show to us. It is very local so it gives us the opportunity to meet lots of our customers face-to-face in a relaxed atmosphere. At the same time it showcases some really top quality garden design and fantastic plant material all against the amazing backdrop of the Palace. It is a truly enchanting location for a flower show. Our thanks must go to Catherine MacDonald and Mark Gregory of Landform for interpreting our brief so well, and also to Garden House Design for their pergola/terrace covering, and to London Stone for the paving.”

Squire’s company ethos is to provide local people with really good quality plants that will do well for them in their own gardens – providing a look that is interesting, beautiful and achievable. Come and get some inspiration at one of their 15 garden centres across Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire and Middlesex. Find your nearest at www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk.

Squire’s are celebrating 80 years of the joy of gardening. You can find out more about their 80 years here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MASZ16fFLNI

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