Glendale makes its mark on acclaimed designer’s legacy garden

Trees and flowers donated by national green service provider Glendale to be part of a prestigious garden created by award-winning garden designer Paul Hervey-Brookes.

The Perennial Legacy Garden has been designed for the Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Flower Show Tatton Park and will feature 2,000 plants and 10 trees gifted by Glendale Civic Trees and Glendale Horticulture.

Members of the Glendale team will work alongside Paul, whose accolades include the Gardening World Cup 2014 Best in Show and gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013, on building the garden.

Glendale is also the lead sponsor of the garden at the much anticipated RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, staged by the charity for horticulturalists, Perennial, and running from 22-26 July 2015.

The Perennial Legacy Garden highlights the importance of legacy gifts to Perennial, which provides financial assistance, help and advice to working and retired horticulturalists throughout the UK via a network of local Case Workers.  In 2014 legacy gifts made up more than 34 percent of the charity’s income.

Andy Corcoran, managing director at Glendale, said: “Glendale is committed in its support for Perennial and it’s a real pleasure to make our mark on this wonderful show garden – especially as it ties with our 25th-anniversary celebrations this year.

“It’s our aim to help horticulturists in need through our long-term association with Perennial and we hope the Perennial Legacy Garden serves as a reminder that those who care for the green spaces of modern Britain are not always as visible as the gardens, parks, landscapes and sports grounds they meticulously maintain.”

Paul’s design features a pavilion for relaxing, a separate walled working garden with gardener’s bothy and nursery beds.  He said: “Preparations for the garden are coming on well and we’re all looking forward to getting on site now.  As ever, we are a little nervous about the plants due to the erratic weather we’re having, but with Glendale on board no doubt we’ll have plenty to work with when we come to plant.”

Anita Bates, director of marketing and development at Perennial, added: “This is a very special event for Perennial this year.  Not only is it our first show garden at the ‘Chelsea of the North’ but it is the only show garden designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes in 2015.  Glendale’s generous donation has enabled us to stage this garden and as ever, we are grateful for its support.”


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