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Transformation Garden

Stoke-on-Trent City Council and partners are harnessing flower-power in promoting the city’s growing international reputation as a hothouse for advanced materials technology.

Transformation Garden

The city has entered the Chelsea Flower Show with a stunning Transformation Garden – with the express intention of growing the city’s international reputation as a hothouse for inward investment and enterprise.

Transformation Garden

Every other show garden at Chelsea has been designed by big name designers, but Stoke is an expression of the city’s collaborative spirit. 

Transformation Garden

It has been designed by the Council’s multi award winning in-house landscape team. It will be a unique mix of rare precision engineered artefacts with beautiful plants and flowers, all symbolising some part of the city’s amazing story.

Transformation Garden

The city is in the final stages of negotiations with the Government over a City Deal designed to pump £1 billion into the region and create more than 31,000 jobs.  Local Enterprise Partnership Chairman Ron Dougan said Stoke-on-Trent was packed with entrepreneurial energy and new potential.

Transformation Garden

Barry Burrows, the Managing Director of Bartholomew Landscaping said:
“We believe this is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Stoke-on-Trent and Bartholomew Landscaping and our common commitment to quality and future generations.”

Plant List

TREES
Betula nigra

SHRUBS
Corylus maxima ‘Purpurea’
Paeonia suffruticosa (foliage)
Physocarpus opulifolius diable d'or
Cercidiphyllum japonicum

ENGLISH SHRUB ROSES
Rosa 'Darcy Bussell'
Rosa 'Kew Gardens'
Rosa 'Lady Emma Hamilton'
Rosa 'Lady of Shalott'
Rosa 'Munstead Wood'
Rosa 'The Lark Ascending'
Rosa 'Tranquility'

GRASSES
Carex buchananii
C.testacea           
Libertia ‘Sunset Strain’           
Miscanthus sinensis             
Stipa arundinacea   
Stipa gigantia
Stipa tenuissima   
Uncinia rubra                

FERNS
Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'         
Dryopteris erythrosora         

AQUATICS
Nymphaea Colorado
Nymphaea Patio Joe

PERENNIALS
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Ruby Port'
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'
Astrantia major ‘Venice’
Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocamocha'       
Euphorbia characias ‘Black Pearl’
Euphorbia x martinii
Euphorbia ‘Redwing’         
Eupatorum rogosum 'Chocolate'     
Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum' (foliage)
Geranium phauem ‘Samobor’
Geum ‘Firestorm’                
Geum’Koi’
Geum 'Prinses juliana'       
Heuchera ‘Crimson Curls’         
Heuchera ‘Green Spice’       
Heuchera 'Marmalade'
Heuchera ‘Rave on’
Hosta ‘Krossa Regal’
Knautia macedonica                           
Rodgersia pinnata
Thalictrum aquilegifolium ‘Album’   

TALL PERENNIALS & BIENNIALS
Digitalis 'Apricot Beauty'       
D. ‘Dalmation’
D. purpureum ‘Album’
Iris ‘Kent Pride’
Iris ‘Red Zinger’
Verbascum 'Cotswold Beauty’