The Perennial Legacy Garden highlights the importance of legacy gifts to the charity, which cares for retired gardeners. In 2014 legacy gifts made up more than 34 per cent of the Perennial's income.Designed to reflect elements of a large English country estate, The Perennial Legacy Garden features long herbaceous borders, a pavilion for relaxing and enjoying the garden and a separate walled working garden with gardener's bothy and nursery beds. The design demonstrates the important relationship that estate gardens have with their gardeners – those who work tirelessly to plant, train and maintain them – and the charity's foundations, which lie firmly in the great country gardens and estates of Great Britain.
Glendale managing director Andy Corcoran said: "It's a real pleasure to make our mark on this wonderful show garden at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. Our support involves the donation of 2,000 plants and five trees which will be planted in the garden, and we're looking forward to seeing them blossom as part of the finished project. Representatives from Glendale will also be working in the garden so it really will have the Glendale stamp.
"It's our aim to help horticulturists in need through our long-term association with Perennial and hope The Perennial Legacy Garden serves as a reminder that those who care for the green spaces of modern Britain are not always as visible as the gardens, parks, landscapes and sportsgrounds they meticulously maintain."
Further support and materials for the garden are being provided by Rolawn, Travis Perkins, Readyhedge, Bulldog Tools (Rollins Group Ltd), Bradstone and Haddonstone. The garden will be built by Cheshire-based G K Wilson Landscapes.
Hervey-Brookes said: "Preparations for the garden are coming on well and we're all looking forward to getting on site now. We have a great contractor in Gareth Wilson and I'm confident he'll have everything in place for us to start building on 6th July. As ever, we are a little nervous about having enough plants due to the erratic weather we're seeing, but with Glendale on board no doubt we'll have plenty to work with when we come to plant."
The show runs from 22 – 26 July 2015. For more information visit www.rhs.org.uk/tatton.