Perennial is delighted to announce Glendale – one of the UK’s leading green services providers – as their lead show garden sponsor at the much-anticipated RHS Flower Show Tatton Park this year. The Perennial Legacy Garden, supported by Glendale and designed by Gardening World Cup 2014 Best in Show winner, Paul Hervey-Brookes, highlights the importance of legacy gifts to the charity.
It will provide an opportunity for Perennial to talk to visitors about how important legacies are for Perennial, enabling the charity to continue its work. In 2014 legacies made up over 34% of all income to the charity.
Anita Bates, Director of Marketing and Development at Perennial, says,
“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 the UK in 2015. We are thrilled to have his support, alongside that of some of the biggest names in UK horticulture! Glendale’s generous donation has enabled us to stage this garden and as ever, we are grateful for their support.
“We are a strong, unique charity that was established by the owners of estates and country houses of Great Britain. This garden reflects that tradition of support and we hope will highlight our continued need for legacy income in order to help all those who work in the UK’s horticultural community. Paul has taken our brief and created for Perennial a celebration of tradition and a garden that is as inspirational today as it would have been in the 19th Century.”
Designed to reflect elements of a large English country estate, The Perennial Legacy Garden features long herbaceous borders, a pavilion for relaxing and enjoying the garden and a separate walled working garden with gardener’s bothy and nursery beds. The design demonstrates the important relationship that estate gardens have with their gardeners – those who work tirelessly to plant, train and maintain them – and the charity’s foundations, which lie firmly in the great country gardens and estates of Great Britain.
Andy Corcoran, Managing Director at Glendale, says,
“Glendale is committed in its support for Perennial and it’s a real pleasure to make our mark on this wonderful show garden at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. Our support involves the donation of 2,000 plants and five trees which will be planted in the garden, and we’re looking forward to seeing them blossom as part of the finished project. Representatives from Glendale will also be working in the garden so it really will have the Glendale stamp.
“It’s our aim to help horticulturists in need through our long-term association with Perennial and 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 sportsgrounds they meticulously maintain.”
Further support and materials for the garden are being provided by Rolawn, Travis Perkins, Readyhedge, Bulldog Tools (Rollins Group Ltd), Bradstone and Haddonstone. The garden will be built by Cheshire based G K Wilson Landscapes.
The garden’s designer, Paul Hervey-Brookes says,
“Preparations for the garden are coming on well and we’re all looking forward to getting on site now. We have a great contractor in Gareth Wilson and I’m confident he’ll have everything in place for us to start building on 6th July. As ever, we are a little nervous about having enough plants due to the erratic weather we’re seeing, but with Glendale on board no doubt we’ll have plenty to work with when we come to plant.”
The RHS Flower Show Tatton Park runs from 22 – 26 July 2015. For more information visit www.rhs.org.uk/tatton.
For further information about Perennial and to find out more about how it helps horticulturists visit www.perennial.org.uk