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Press Release: The Hartley Botanic Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Introducing Opus

Hartley Botanic has been exhibiting beautifully planted trade stands at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for close to sixty years, but for 2016, MD Johnny Mobasher is taking it to another level with a Main Avenue show garden designed by Catherine MacDonald from Landform Consultants Ltd. The inspiration for the feature glasshouse which will appear to be emerging from a pool came from a design by Thomas Heatherwick, one of Britain’s most gifted and imaginative designers.


The plan is to deliver a garden that celebrates the best of British engineering innovation and in particular the glasshouse structures that Hartley Botanic are renowned the world over for. The garden will feature Opus, a stunning glasshouse attached to what would be a walled garden.

The likely owner might be a large garden owning gentleman who wants a glasshouse as a retreat and a home for an assortment of tropical, aquatic & carnivorous plants, and from which views of surrounding woodland could be appreciated.

Opus is a modern glasshouse in a matt bronze finish and will highlight beautifully Hartley Botanic’s aim of celebrating their British engineered structures in a novel and forward thinking way that demonstrates their suitability for contemporary as well as period homes.

Notes to Editors

  • MD of Hartley Botanic, Johnny Mobasher is available for interview
  • Catherine MacDonald is available for interview
  • For additional press information please contact [email protected] Tel: 020 3076 1331 07958 704266
  • www.hartley-botanic.co.uk