RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013
We are delighted to announce that we have been invited to exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year in the RHS Environment Area of The Great Pavilion with a display entitled “Tregothnan’s Wardian Case – The Unique Travelling Greenhouse” (as well as our usual trade stand at MW2.)
Tregothnan houses the world’s only surviving Wardian Case and will showcase the enthralling history of the unique invention plus its equally exciting future in these water-saving and time straitened times. Originally designed in the 1830s as a shipping device to safely travel plants around the world, this interactive garden will explore the journey of pioneering plant introductions and how this ingenious travelling mini-greenhouse changed the horticultural world.
The garden will be designed as a ship with the original Wardian Case as its focal point. We will also be selling replicas constructed from FSC certified recycled timber. To celebrate the centenary of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, it is fitting to bring back the Wardian Case for use around the world on terraces, balconies or even indoors. The display hopes to inspire, inform and engage in its historical context as well as leaving a legacy that the Wardian Case can be incorporated in the modern age too.