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Gardens take on a new direction – UP

Vertical gardening is trending.

GardenUp Greenwalls present a versatile system for growing on the ‘Up’ – a solution where space is limited but walls and railings are calling out for decorative wall dressing.

Our wall planters are cassettes – easily interchangeable, easy to maintain and so easy to install. From simple hand-watered units for culinary herbs, scented plants and colour panels, to self-regulating and sustainable Solar powered units that water automatically, and Aqua powered units that use fish water to feed the plants (the most ecologically-friendly version).

Schoolchildren debut their talents at GardenUp!

Several schools from Sheffield entered mini seed-tray gardens to a display in the Glasshouses in the Botanical Gardens specially for GardenUp.

These little glimpses of paradise illustrated whimsical design ideas and delighted visitors to the Show.

Prizes were awarded by the organisers, the Children’s University and the Friends of the Botanical Gardens. See the Children’s University blogspot on their link.

They’re off!

The show has started to take shape! The marquees are up!

Phil Hirst’s show garden is on the ground, real dry stone walls!

RHS advisors at the Show!

RHS logoThe RHS are at GardenUp with Horticultural experts who will be able to offer advice and guidance on gardening and horticultural matters with plant experts Martin Fish and Mike Hirst.



Chelsea medallist comes to GardenUp

Newcomer to the world of Shows is Sarah Harper who was awarded a bronze medal for her first attempt at Showing this year at Chelsea.

“I was a finalist for the RHS Young Florist of the Year award 2014 and was awarded a Bronze Medal at Chelsea in 2014.

From this I have now set up my own business. I am a freelance florist specialising in events.”

Steel comes to Garden Up

Chris Campbell Garden up structures

Another class act in the shape of steel fabricators and artists from Chris Campbell Design bring their beautiful steel decorative gates and furnishings to Garden Up.

Handspring add another touch of class!

Handspring  bridge in park copySheffielders will be familiar with some of Handspring’s beautifully crafted wood sculpture around the city. Their work is a testament to the skills to be found amongst the wood craftsmen at Ecclesall Woods Craft Centre.

It is a great pleasure for us at GardenUp to have some of their work around the showgrounds where visitors will be able to sit in their unique gazebos.

Handspring  onion at tatton

Professional Association of Landscapers are here

Association of Professional Landscapers to showcase at Garden Up – Sheffield

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) is delighted to announce that it will have a presence at Garden Up which runs from the 7 -8 June at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens.

The APL will be exhibiting at the event and will be giving out expert advice to visitors on why it is important to choose an accredited landscaper to do work on a garden, the benefit of the government endorsed Trustmark scheme, as well as showcasing examples of members work.

This will give the perfect opportunity to meet APL’s Regional Account Managers Andrew Dunkley and Phil Tremayne.

The show, the first to be held in Sheffield is an innovative two-day event sponsored by Investec Wealth & Investment, and will showcase the very best talent from the worlds of horticulture, architecture, landscape and design.

The creator of ‘Garden Up’ is Richard Nicolle, who is a Sheffield-based horticultural expert and former TV producer. He has five years’ exhibition experience at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, and has worked on the Sheffield Winter Garden and Peace Gardens more recently.

APL Chairman, Mark Gregory said: “We are delighted to present the APL offering at Garden Up and look forward to meeting gardeners to discuss the benefits of using an APL member. 2014 is an exciting year for the APL with the partnership with WorldSkillsUK, collaborative work with Trustmark and Your Garden, Your Budget at RHS Hampton Court. We are delighted to be able to add Garden Up to this list and are excited to be part of the inaugural show.”

Richard Nicolle, organiser of Garden Up said: “The presence of the APL at Garden Up will help to underline the importance of qualified and creditable professionals in the Gardening and Landscaping industry. Sheffield is a vibrant city with a great many gardens and Green spaces and we feel that to live up to its reputation as the ‘Greenest City in Britain’ it needs a thriving Horticultural Design sector behind it. The Garden Up event is helping to stimulate an appetite for gardening expertise and inspire the market with innovations and skills that can be applied to our gardens and built environments.”