The Landscape Show 2016

The Landscape Show is a trade event, aimed at garden designers, architects, landscape contractors, local authority landscaping professionals, facilities managers and interior designers from all over the UK and beyond.

Once again we exhibited at the event, which is in Battersea Park London, showcasing the Elveden Instant Hedge.  We were able to talk to new customers and meet up with existing ones.

Thank you to everyone that visited us – we hope to see more of you soon!


RHS Hampton Court Flower Show pre-report

Practicality Brown are proud to be supporting garden designers for Show and Summer Gardens at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show this July by supplying top quality large hedging plants and trees.

A Dog’s Life Garden designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes for The Dogs Trust

As Dogs Trust celebrates its 125th anniversary, this garden marks the charity’s commitment to finding new, loving owners for thousands of homeless dogs every year.

PMS: Outside Inside Garden for NAPS designed by Emma Bannister @pmsgarden

The garden is inspired by the stories of those who suffer from severe premenstrual syndrome. The common native planting on the outside contrasts with the inaccessible space and distorted planting inside.

World Vision Garden designed by John Warland

The World Vision Garden symbolises journeys of life. Inspired by the lives of children around the world, the floating waves of turf each represent an individual life.

A breath of Fresh Air design by Rae Wilkinson for The Abbeyfield Society

Breathing new life into the concept of a sensory garden and celebrating 60 years of The Abbeyfield Society, the design has created a calming space for older people and specifically those living with dementia.

A Summer Retreat designed by Laura Arison and Amanda Waring for CCLA

Inspired by the ethos of the Arts and Crafts Movement, the garden embraces the values of simplicity, elegance, style and craftsmanship. It is designed to be either a separate garden room adjoined to a larger space or an entity on its own.

The Lavender Garden designed by Paula Napper, Sarah Warren and Donna King

The design is inspired by the scent, colour and romance of lavenders grown at a dairy farm on the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park.

For more details on the show, check out the RHS website

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

RHS Flower Shows

Practicality Brown are pleased and proud to supply our Elveden Instant Hedge to gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show again this year.

 Congratulations to David Austin Roses on another Gold medal!

A fantastic achievement and well done to everyone involved with producing David Austin Roses stand. We are pleased to have supplied our Elveden Instant Hedge, both Hornbeam and Box, which sets off the beautiful roses to reveal their perfection!

Congratulations to Papworth Trust on Silver Gilt medal

A wonderful acoustic garden, a first at Chelsea, was created in the artisan garden section of this prestigious show.  The Silver Gilt medal is a superb achievement for the team behind the #‎TogetherWeCan  garden! Well done to everyone involved including Peter EustancePapworth TrustDame Evelyn Glennie andLandform.  We supplied Holly instant hedge as part of the naturalistic planting.

If you cannot see these gardens in person, check out @BBCFlowerShow on twitter and BBC television coverage!

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 “Together We Can”

We are proud to be supplying hedges for the Papworth Trust’s “Together we can” acoustic garden which has been created by Peter Eustance of Symphonic Gardens, together with percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie.

See our facebook page for more details.

RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows 2015

Once again we have worked with a number of Garden Designers and exhibitors at both RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows using our Instant Hedge to create mature looking gardens, for the following exhibitors.

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St George’s Hospital and Patrick Collins’s Chelsea Garden

Patrick Collins and St George’s Hospital

We are delighted to have helped Patrick Collins recreate his RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden at St George’s Hospital. Patrick has been working with First Touch, which is a charity that supports sick and premature babies at St Georges Hospital.

Patrick created a garden that fits in seamlessly to the surroundings aided by the maturity of the 1.2m high Beech Elveden Instant Hedge. The garden was officially opened by TV news reader Sophie Raworth who unveiled the plaque and declared the First Touch legacy garden open.  See more details in the projects page.

RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows 2014

The Elveden Instant Hedge™ has been used extensively by Garden Designers at both at RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows 2014 and the results have been impressive with Golds, Silver Gilts, Silver Flora and Bronze.  See more details in the projects page.


Show Gardens Exhibitor stands
Paul Hervey-Brookes’ Show Garden on Main Avenue – Bronze Medal David Austin Roses – Gold Medal

Cole Henley

Giles Rayner

Jenny Pickford Artist Blacksmith

David Harber

The Topiarist’s Garden – Marylyn Abbott – Silver Gilt Medal

Hampton Court

Show Gardens: Conceptual Gardens:
Vestra Wealth’s Vista – Paul Martin – Gold Medal Dichotomy Garden (Greed) – Sara Jane Rothwell and JoanMa Roig (Box, Portuguese Laurel and Hornbeam) – Silver Gilt Medal
Jordans Wildlife Garden – Selina Botham – Silver Flora Medal
The Flintknapper’s Garden – Luke Heydon – Silver Gilt Medal Summer Gardens
Vestra Wealth’s Vista – Paul Martin – Gold Medal Hedgehog Street – Tracy Foster (Beech) – Gold Medal
Jordans Wildlife Garden – Selina Botham – Silver Medal The NSPCC Legacy Garden – Adam Woolcott and Jonathan Smith (Common Laurel) – Silver Gilt Medal
Flintknapper’s Garden – Luke Heydon – Silver Gilt Medal


Oak Tree Planted for Diamond Jubilee Celebration

With a reputation for sourcing specimen trees, we were asked to supply and plant an Oak tree in Datchet to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Celebration. We supplied a Quercus Robur (English Oak) which was 30 cm girth with a spread of about 3 metres and around 7 metres high. This village event started in the Church with a service of thanks-giving Read more

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

Once again, we were proudly involved in the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2011. We provided hedge for the RHS exhibit together with trees and hedge for three additional gardens, all of them medal winners:

The Eye of the Internet Maze by Judy Cornford (Silver)

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Turnberry Resort, Scotland

Turnberry Resort, Scotland 

Practicality Brown’s Instant Hedge was specified to complete an Instant Landscape for the Turnberry Resort, who were hosting the Ryder Cup golf event. 180 linear metres of Instant Holly Hedge were installed by Land Engineering Ltd, one of Scotland’s leading landscapers, who planted the hedge to our high standards.