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Squire’s 80th Anniversary Show Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Squire's Garden Centres are celebrating their 80th anniversary this year, and what better way to celebrate then by creating a Show Garden at The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, which is on from 5th-10th July 2016.

RHS Show flower show gardens 2016 The Squires Garden

The Show Gardens are the jewel in the crown of any flower show, and this year will be no exception with "Squire's 80th Anniversary Garden" (Stand Number HC431) - a beautifully designed yet very achievable garden, the idea being that you can take a lot of the elements from the garden and recreate the look at home.

RHS Show flower show gardens 2016 The Squires Garden

Squire's have taken a linear rectangular space (a very similar size to an average back garden), and the brief was to create an elegant yet practical design for a couple with grown-up children. The garden will include a relaxing entertaining area, a lush lawn, sculptural trees and hedges, a water feature going across the garden, and a productive area at the end of the garden for growing your own. It will also have an innovative pergola/terrace covering with a bladed roof system that can be operated by remote control to allow the sunlight in, or to close the roof completely if it rains. Two sumptuous deep-seated armchairs for the garden will complete the stylish look.

RHS Show flower show gardens 2016 The Squires Garden

The garden will feel private and enveloping, with soft and structural planting, using a warm summer colour palette of whites, reds, oranges and yellows - a nod to the colours in the Squire's logo. Key plants are likely to include Cirsium ‘Frosted Magic', Echinacea ‘Big Kahuna', Cosmos ‘Xanthos', as well as a selection of trees and shrubs. The garden is designed by Catherine MacDonald of Landform, who has 10 years experience at Chelsea, as well as 5 years experience at Hampton Court, where her two Show Gardens have both won Gold and Best In Category.

RHS Show flower show gardens 2016 The Squires Garden

Perennial Plant List: 

Alchemilla mollis
Athyrium filix-femina
Digitalis grandiflora
Achillea 'Terracotta'
Penstemon 'Garnet'
Polypodium vulgare
Epilobium angustifolium f. album
Verbascum chaixii 'Album'
Nepeta govaniana
Cephalaria gigantea
Euphorbia cornigera
Knautia macedonica
Rosa 'White Pet'
Rosa 'Margaret Merrill'
Eryngium yuccifolium
Epimedium x rubrum
Sanguisorba officinalis
Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners'
Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate'
Selinum wallichianum
Penstemon 'Port Wine'
Pennisetum orientale
Cosmos 'Chocamocha'
Astrantia major 'Ruby Star'
Echinacea purpurea 'Tiki Torch'
Sanguisorba officinalis 'Pink Tanna'
Scabiosa 'Barocca'
Achillea 'Paprika' (Galaxy Series)
Digitalis lutea
Geum 'Tequila Sunrise'
Sanguisorba tenuifolia var. alba
Centaurea atropurpurea
Achillea 'Hella Glashoff'
Digitalis lanata
Miscanthus sinensis 'Red Chief'
Geum 'Banana Daiquiri' (Cocktails Series)
Cirsium rivulare 'Frosted Magic'
Cirsium rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder'
Bunium bulbocastanum
Cosmos bipinnatus 'Xanthos'
Sanguisorba 'Chocolate Tip'



Carpinus betulus
Prunus serrula



Taxus baccata