May Day Mayhem!

Last weekend saw the annual May bank holiday craft fair at Penshurst Place. A three day event, with hundreds of exhibitors showcasing their wares! How Green Nursery attended for the fifth year in succession alongside our good friends Chilstone of Tunbridge Wells. Together we join forces to create a mini show garden and also sell our goodies!

2013 see’s Chilstone run into it’s 60th year and their diamond anniversary. To honour this achievement, we created a diamond shaped garden, with a planting scheme to match!

The weather was fantastic, especially on the Sunday & Monday, with no rain and warm sunshine, bringing the crowds in their thousands. Bank holiday Monday, visitor numbers reached record proportions not only to the fair, but also Penshurst Place.

Our stock has caught up with the fantastic weather of late, so lot’s of colourful plants were on display, not only in the garden, but also for sale! We also sold a record number of plants, with the gardening public eager to get their gardens up to speed!

Our next outing is The Decorative Living Fair at Eridge on May 16th – come and see us there!

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Topiary Hire: a Hassle Free Service!

For ten years now, we at How Green have been hiring out topiary for weddings, parties and exhibitions.

We use very high quality Bay tree standards sourced from nurseries in Belgium. For a one off special event, high impact, beautiful trees are a must. The photo below show a wedding at Penshurst Place this week, which utilised our topiary hire service.

We can decorate with battery powered LED lights, ribbons and all our pieces are potted into Chelsea lead look pots. The soil is then covered with grey slate, to give a very smart overall look.

Our Bay trees  look equally at home in a contemporary setting, stately home or a marquee. Our service includes delivery, set-up and collection leaving you nothing to worry about!

We also have a range of topiary at the nursery for sale.