A Shropshire landscaping expert with an enviable reputation for designing show gardens is bringing his talents to this year’s Shrewsbury Flower Show.
Charlie Green runs CG Landscape and Maintenance, in Oswestry – a small family-run firm that has competed at Royal Horticultural Society shows across the UK.
He’s already been to RHS Chelsea to prepare for this year’s showcase at the end of May, and now visitors to Shrewsbury Flower Show will get the chance to take a closer look at one of his creations.
Charlie’s garden – called The Couple’s Retreat – will be created with support from small and local businesses, and it will be one of a number of show gardens at this year’s event.
“The concept behind the garden is to create a calm and relaxing dreamscape for a young professional couple who work in very busy corporate jobs,” said Charlie.
“It’s for people who want a garden where they can enjoy growing produce, and then cooking and dining outside using a pizza oven and their home-grown vegetables.
“With the rise in the cost of living, and the struggles small businesses are facing in these uncertain times, I am only working with small or local businesses to help support fellow companies in the Shropshire area.”
The Flower Show will take place in The Quarry in Shrewsbury, on Friday, August 11th, and Saturday, August 12th, and is renowned as one of the UK’s premier horticultural shows attracting exhibitors from all over the country.
Ann Kirkham, for the organisers, said Charlie’s garden would be a wonderful addition to this year’s displays.
“It’s always incredible to see such talented garden designers creating impressive displays from a truly blank canvas, and we’re looking forward to seeing where their imagination takes them in 2023.”
Shrewsbury Flower Show has been held for over 130 years, and is organised by Shropshire Horticultural Society – a registered charity that has awarded numerous grants to organisations and activities across the county since its launch.