Inspiring Spaces RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

Inspiring Spaces RHS Hampton Court Flower Show
Inspiring Spaces is back after its debut in 2006.  The category is open exclusively to garden centres and other professional organisations.  It aims to demonstrate creative ways to enliven small and awkward spaces in the garden with imaginative container planting.  All of the Inspiring Spaces are 2m x 2m in size.
Bybrook Barn Garden Centre
Canterbury Road, Ashford, Kent TN24 9JZ
Contact: Alison Walker 01233 631959
Name of Inspiring Space: Escape to the Country
A rustic-style patio paved with vintage stone setts.  The gaps between the setts are planted with thyme and chamomile.  Willow wigwams and terracotta pots planted with rosemary, lavender and verbena.  Edibles, such as strawberries, chives, oregano, sweetpeas, runner beans and nasturtiums, complete the planting.

City Parks, Brighton & Hove Council (Stanmer Nursery)
Stanmer Nursery, Stanmer Park, Brighton BN1 9SE
Contact: Alan Griffiths / Sarah Carlisle 01273 292060
Name of Inspiring Space: Global Warning
This display represents the globe, when water was plentiful.  A lush green sphere of topiary is surrounded by an ‘equator’ of hot trailing plants in a circular planter with dots of millet representing the struggle to grow in hot climates.

Hanging Garden Nursery
Ongar Road West, Writtle by-pass, Oxney Green, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3NT
Contact: Jim Drake 01245 421020
Name of Inspiring Space: Just Hanging Around
The design, consisting mainly summer bedding plants, includes four planted pots in each corner, with a main planted feature in the centre.  At the top of this feature hang three hanging baskets planted with a mixture of begonias, geraniums and fuchsias.

Inner Spaces Limited
27 Maidenstone Hill, Greenwich, London SE10 8SY
Contact: Alan Bartlett 020 8378 0526
Name of Inspiring Space: Foliage Fiesta
This exhibit highlights the wide range of coloured foliage plants available for container planting and is suitable for a courtyard area either in a home or offices.  The central planter, made of brushed stainless steel, is surrounded by four quarter-circle planters.  Two seating areas on the surrounding containers are made from clear Perspex which is hinged allowing the underneath area to be planted too.  Two additional planted circular stainless steel containers are further interest and height variance.  Planting includes Alchemilla mollis, Carex, Heuchera, Liriope muscari, Phormiums, Rosmarinus, Salvia and Sedum.

Humbees of Marwell
Thompsons Lane, Owslebury, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1JH
Contact: Rob Humby 01962 777531
Name of Inspiring Space: Sudoku Summer Salad
With a design based on a sudoku grid of 3 x 3 boxes, this exhibit uses black and white cube pots as a base.  Pots are planted with a mixture of summer vegetables, fruit, herbs and edible flowers including sage, thyme, cucumbers, tomatoes and marigolds.

Meadow Croft Garden Centre
Woodham Road, Battlesbridge, Wickford, Essex SS1 7QU
Contact: Simon Charlick 01245 320314
Name of Inspiring Space: Water Wise
This display uses especially commissioned woven willow basket containers planted with drought resistant plants.  The featured plants are cultivars of Pelargonium zonal and Pelagonium peltatum combined with suitable complementary foliage plants.

Pound Farmshop & Plant Centre
Pound Farm, Whaddon, Gloucestershire GL4 0UG
Contact: Mr G Hyett 01452 523936
Name of Inspiring Space: Some Like it Hot
The sun will always shine in this courtyard garden!  This Inspiring Space is a bright and bold mix of hot-coloured plants.  A planted chimnea is the centrepiece and a decorative screen holds planters full of colourful climbers.

Roses Country Fayre
52 Ledbury Road, Newent, Gloucestershire GL18 1DL
Contact: Barbara Rose 01531 821242
Name of Inspiring Space: A Flowerful Experience
The main feature of this Inspiring Space is a metal arch covered with ivy and other climbers.  A path through the arch ends with large colourful troughs and containers full of fuchsias, geraniums, surfinas and Busy Lizzies.

Rothschild Waddesdon Ltd
Waddesdon Plant Centre, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire HP18 0JW
Contact: Len Bellis 01296 651287
Name of Inspiring Space: Scent and Edibility
This Inspiring Space aims to portray some of the formality of Waddesdon using edible plants, flowers and fruits, and demonstrate that even with the smallest plot you can achieve a productive and sensual space to excite the senses.  Terracotta pots are planted with fragrant plants such as lavender and rosemary, under-planted with trailing tomatoes, nasturtium, beans and viola, and spaces filled with chilli peppers, exotic leaf lettuce, strawberries, bush tomatoes and basil.  A low fragrant rosemary hedge surrounds the space, and two chamomile plants cut through the area.  All plants are grown using natural pest control and in peat-free compost.

Thurrock Garden Centre
South Road, South Ockendon, Essex RM15 6DU
Contact: Emma and Graham Pinkeron 01708 851991
Name of Inspiring Space: Rhapsody in Blue
This blue-themed display consists of six vibrant blue glazed planters on Arctic white granite paving filled with cobalt blue glass chippings.  Planting includes petunias and verbena.
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