Harting glass house company has more success

A HARTING-based award-winning company which makes country greenhouses has notched up another success at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

The stand from Country Greenhouses by Alitex was awarded a celebratory certificate of merit for excellence in stand presentation.

Plantings had been supplied by Kew to make the most of the aluminium wood-look Victorian glass house and Helen Parsons, the Alitex garden design competition winner from Sparsholt College designed the garden.

The stand, which showcased the new Acer greenhouse product, was officially opened by Greg Redwood, head of Great Greenhouses and Training, Kew, on the first day of the show.

Its parent company Alitex won the ‘Sundries Award’ which is the trade stand award for excellence of presentation; only four were given out at the show.

Alitex were helped to glory by Thrive, a Reading and London based charity which uses gardening to change lives.

The charity supplied and planted the stand with plants and herbs which had been grown in Battersea Park.

The Scotney was planted by gardeners from the National Trust’s Chartwell.