With just over a month to go until the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (22-26 May 2018) The Great Escape industry exhibit, spearheaded by the HTA, is taking shape with suppliers from across the industry generously signing up to take part by providing plants, sundries and materials for the exhibit.
Suppliers involved so far include: Aylett Nurseries, Burgon & Ball, CED, Country Herbs & Plants, Ecodeck, Farplants, Flopro, Forest, Frank P Matthews Ltd, Garden Organic, Hozelock, Kent & Stowe, Lowaters, Melcourt Industries, Penny Banks, The Outdoor Living Company, Stewart Garden/Keter, Seiont Nurseries, Syngenta Flowers, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company, The Great Outdoor Gym Company, Woodlodge and Wyevale Nurseries.
The Great Escape, designed by landscaper and broadcaster Chris Collins and to be built by APL committee member Mike Long and associates, is situated in The Discovery Zone within The Great Pavilion. The exhibit will showcase the UK garden industry, initiatives such as National Children’s Gardening Week and highlight the benefit of plants and gardening. Split into four zones – The Orb Den, the Urban Garden, the Outdoor Gym and the Summer House – the feature highlights the different ways in which people enjoy their outdoor space and the real benefits that this brings from an educational and health and wellbeing perspective.
It will be packed full of fun and inspiring ideas and information with plenty of takeaways for visitors. From the Orb Den, an innovative structure for growing microgreens and salads, to the relaxation zone of the Summer House and outdoor gym equipment there really will be something for everyone.
Look out for details coming soon of the winner of the Build a Compost Robot Competition, which will also feature on the exhibit, along with the new plants that will also be there.
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