RHS Hyde Hall edible gardens glasshouse unveiled as Thompson & Morgan plans to move into old site

Thompson & Morgan could move its plant trials to the former vegetable garden at RHS Hyde Hall in Essex as new designs are shown for the Xa Tollemache-designed garden.

Hartley Botanic
Hartley Botanic

Hartley Botanic has unveiled a new 14m octagonal glasshouse to form the centre piece of the RHS’s new edible gardens at RHS Hyde Hall in Essex.

The commission unveiling comes after Hartley Botanic was named the RHS’ recommended aluminium greenhouse and glasshouse supplier in February.

Xa Tollemache is designing the Global growth garden, which opens in summer 2018.

Meanwhile, Thompson & Morgan are in discussions to relocate trials onto what was the old vegetable garden at Hyde Hall.

The trials were held for many years at Poplar Lane near Ipswich but closed in 2011. They then moved to TV’s Jimmy Doherty’s farm, also near Ipswich in 2015, showing 1,000 containers. They attracted 5,000 people to open days.

In 2016, T&M had a pumpkin grown at Hyde Hall after buying a seed for a record £1,250.

In March 2017, BVG Group bought T&M from Primary Capital.

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