In the run up to the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, here is Crane Garden Buildings' press release:
Crane Garden Buildings have been exhibiting beautifully planted trade stands at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for 11 years, and this year is no exception, as head of sales and garden designer, Peter Mortin, has designed a stunning new garden featuring the luxurious Crane Garden Room with Veranda.
Elegant and timeless, the Crane Garden Room is built from high quality FSC® certified timber. The design they’ve chosen this year has cedar shingle tiles on the apex roof, Georgian windows and weatherboard cladding, and it is painted in two colours from their specially selected Farrow & Ball colour range: Light Gray for the walls and Pointing for the contrasting doors and veranda.
The Garden Room appeals to those who aspire after a special place they can use all year round as a retreat, to relax, to dine or simply to entertain friends and family in whilst enjoying views of their surrounding garden.
To go with the rustic elegance of the building, the surrounding garden incorporates aged metal corrugated sheeting, which form walls around the circular flower beds. For the planting, Mr. Mortin has focused on soft foliage and the freshness of new spring growth: “One of the focal points will be a drift of traditional foxgloves for height at the back of borders combined with beautiful acers.”
Mr Mortin’s aim is to inspire visitors to want the complete package: “All of the plants we use in the display are easy to obtain and grow so everybody who has a Crane Garden Building knows that they can also achieve the garden to complement it.”
The 2017 Chelsea Flower Show trade stand is a celebration of Crane’s excellent workmanship and their focus on manufacturing exceptional timber buildings for over 40 years from their factory base in Narford, North Norfolk. They have many show sites around the UK and a plan to open more. With successful collaborations with Farrow & Ball, The National Trust and John Lewis, the business continues to go from strength to strength.
A list of all plants used on the trade stand will be available on the Crane Garden Buildings website shortly before the beginning of the show.