Inspired by Sir Roy Strong’s autobiographical The Laskett Gardens, The Perennial Lifeline Garden helps mark Perennial’s 180th anniversary this year and highlights the long-standing and ever-evolving role of Perennial in supporting everyone working in and retired from horticulture.
It is thanks to companies and individuals from across the horticulture industry that this garden has been made possible.
Leading natural stone supplier, London Stone has long been a supporter of Perennial. In addition to giving a regular donation to the charity as a Perennial Partner, London Stone donates a percentage of their trade membership fee to Perennial. This year Steve Walley and his team will supply all the stone and hard landscaping for the Perennial Lifeline Garden, enabling us to showcase the very best of the horticulture industry’s talent at the show.
British designers Stark & Greensmith are the leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of award winning laser cut aluminium and Corten steel decorative screens for the garden, or home. Stark & Greensmith are supplying a number of steel panels for the Perennial Lifeline Garden and have worked with Perennial to create a new bespoke panel inspired by the rose meadow within the garden. The Perennial Rose modular panel will be for sale at the show and available via Stark & Greensmith or Perennial following Chelsea.
Trees and plants for the garden are being supplied by:
Award winning nursery Majestic Trees is well known across the industry as a leading supplier of mature and character trees. The company is a long-standing supporter of Perennial, and this year, to help mark the charity’s 180th anniversary, Steve McCurdy and his team have agreed to loan the trees needed for the Perennial Lifeline Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019.
Rob and Rosie Hardy, owners of Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants, have long supported the work of Perennial through the Perennial Partnership scheme and by regularly donating plants and expertise to Perennial show gardens.
Leading rose breeders, growers and suppliers Peter Beales has worked closely with designers Colm Duncan and Duncan Cargill to develop the sustainable rose meadow planting scheme for the Perennial Lifeline Garden. Using a range of species and cultivated roses, the meadow will show how roses can be used amongst perennial planting to create a loose, wild look that requires minimal maintenance and pruning. In addition, Peter Beales has helped develop an exclusive ‘Grow Your Own Rose Meadow’ kit that will be sold at the show.
Hortus Loci is a wholesale plant nursery working with landscape architects and garden designers and supply many of the main show gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. They grow additional plants so if one catches your eye at the show you can go to the plant centre and purchase Chelsea quality plants for your very own garden. Hortus Loci kindly hosted the Perennial Lifeline Garden volunteer briefing day on Sunday 28 April.
Sussex based Conquest Creative Spaces will work with designers Colm Joseph and Duncan Cargill to build The Perennial Lifeline Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. As a member of the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) with strong experience of building RHS Gold Medal winning gardens at the show, Conquest is well placed to deliver first class landscaping at the ‘greatest show on earth’ in May 2019.
Speaking about his involvement with the garden, Ross Conquest, MD of Conquest Spaces, says:
“It is a pleasure to be working with Colm, Duncan and the team at Perennial on this garden. Through our involvement with the Association of Professional Landscapers we will combine some of the UK’s best talent on the build and give the next generation of young apprentices some much valued show experience on one of the biggest show garden platforms in the world. This is something we all hope will help keep them inspired in their careers to come.
“We know what a difference Perennial’s support can make during difficult times and look forward to helping bring the charity’s message to visitors and the wider Chelsea audience. It’s fantastic to see the industry working together to support our trade charity and the 180th anniversary makes it even more special this year.”
Tuesday 21 – Saturday 25 May 2019
8am – 8pm
Royal Hospital Road
Royal Hospital Chelsea
For show information and tickets visit RHS Chelsea Flower Show