Multi award winning Bartholomew Landscaping, the London based landscape gardening company, is the lead sponsor chosen to create a garden for the RHS centenary Chelsea Flower Show in May 2013 for Stoke-on-Trent.
Transformation is the garden theme, designed by the Landscape team at Stoke-on-Trent City Council and which will be brought to reality by Bartholomew Landscaping. Telling the story of the city’s journey from its rich industrial past to its transformation into a modern urban city.
The skeleton of a pottery bottle kiln representing the city’s heritage will feature in the garden, with a sunken seating area to the fore of the garden representing new contemporary living spaces currently being created in the city.
Water, surfacing and planting are used as a metaphor for the transforming, contemporary city. The colour palette for the planting will be dominated by apricots, soft oranges, coppers and bronze with contrast shades of burgundy, deep purple, lime green and cream. Ceramic flowers created by local school children will also feature.
Bartholomew Landscaping was chosen by the Stoke-on-Trent Garden Partnership because of its expertise in the field of landscaping. In 2012 the company won a record eight awards in the BALI National Landscaping Awards in recognition of its exemplary standards and professional expertise across a range of categories from private gardens to community and school projects.
Barry Burrows, MD of Bartholomew Landscaping said: ‘We are delighted to be bringing the design, conceived in Stoke-on-Trent, to full bloom at Chelsea. We will use the many years of landscape expertise available at Bartholomew to do Stoke-on-Trent proud.’