Plantscape supplies more than 10,000 planters for Magna Carta anniversary

A patriotic display of red, white and blue flowers supplied by Derbyshire firm Plantscape set the scene over the weekend at the marking of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

The signing of the document was celebrated at the Brunel University London Magna Carta Centre Exhibition at Runnymede on the banks of the River Thames on the 13 and 14 June.

The university ordered dozens of Holestar lamp post baskets, window boxes and free-standing planters from Plantscape, all containing the tricolour scheme.

More than 10,000 planters, from hanging baskets to large multi-tiered floor-standing containers, were ordered, and the Ashbourne-based company started planting the 70,000 flowers to fill them back in April.

Plantscape also supplied two bespoke hexagonal planters which were stationed outside the centre in Runnymede, where the document was signed by King John on June 15, 1215.

Mark Stone, managing director of Plantscape, which is based in Ashbourne, said: "In the past few years we have supplied floral displays that have commemorated the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games and the centenary of the First World War, so it is wonderful to add the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta to the list.

"Brunel University London is one of our most long-established customers and every year they take a sizeable number of planters from us. We are delighted that they have asked us to provide this patriotic display this year."

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

IoG Saltex 2016 - show preview

IoG Saltex 2016 - show preview

This year's Saltex will be looking to build on the success of last year by packing in a multitude of exhibitors and sessions over the two days, Sally Drury reports.



These tidy evergreen trees are not just for Christmas and come in a range of shapes and sizes, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Tree lifting, moving  and planting

Tree lifting, moving and planting

Successful relocations can see even big trees flourish while costing less than buying new stock, says Sally Drury.

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Landscape Contracts & Tenders

Industry Data

New: We have pooled the wealth of data from the past six months' worth of Landscape Project Leads to create an exclusive report for subscribers looking at the key development trends, clients and locations for 2016.