RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show lives on in Letchworth

Standalone Farm. Credit: Christian Trampenau

Standalone Farm. Credit: Christian Trampenau - Credit: Archant

A garden which was on display at the world’s largest flower show is set to live on in Letchworth for visitors to enjoy.

Standalone Farm. Credit: Christian Trampenau

Standalone Farm. Credit: Christian Trampenau - Credit: Archant

Jon Wheatley’s garden featured in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show last month.

Now the multi-RHS Gold medal winner’s display has been moved to the world’s first garden city, and is being reassembled at Standalone Farm.

The garden celebrates 50 years of RHS Britain in Bloom, which encourages thousands of communities to clean and green their areas.

The design charts the history of the project, including bedding plants popular in the 1960s, plants from sustainable modern gardens, and vegetables.


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Mr Wheatley said: “I’m so pleased that my garden, which celebrates the work of up to 300,000 bloom volunteers across Britain, is being relocated in Letchworth and I know that it will help bring the joys of horticulture to thousands more people.”

John Lewis, chief executive of the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, which runs Standalone Farm, said: “This is a beautiful garden which showcases the best of community gardening and securing it for the town is the fruit of our exciting partnership with the RHS.”

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RHS’ head of regional development, Andrea Van Sittart, added: “We’re delighted that this spectacular garden celebrating 50 years of RHS Britain in Bloom, the UK’s biggest community gardening campaign, will live on at Letchworth.

“It will supplement a major greening project, supported by the RHS, which is bringing the joys of gardening to thousands of residents.”

The garden is being installed and maintained by the Heritage Foundation landscaping team with support from RHS Britain in Bloom volunteers. To volunteer, email rhs@letchworth.com.

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