Stoke-on-Trent City Council commissioned a garden for the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show to convey the energy and vitality of a city moving into a new era of growth and energy.

Annita Gibson, Head of Landscape at Stoke-on-Trent City Council and project manager for the Chelsea Flower Show said: “The Positively Stoke-on-Trent garden harnesses the city’s new dynamism. It’s all about being a growth point for the UK. Moving water is used to symbolise sustainable energy, while polished steel and glass reflect the contemporary nature of the new city centre."

Barry Burrows and Kate Whitmore of Bartholomew Landscaping who designed and built the garden, said the planting was inspired by the city’s sense of new energy and momentum.

Palmstead supplied many of the plants, working closely with Bartholomew Landscaping to help them realise the concept.

Palmstead is a specialist wholesale nursery to the landscape and amenity trade with extensive stocks of a wide variety of container and field grown plants. Palmstead is experienced in contract growing - examples of recent projects include the sourcing and propagation specialist plants for projects such as the World Garden at the 2012 Olympics.

Palmstead welcomes the opportunity to work closely with designers and landscapers to help them realise designs for high quality planting schemes.


Stoke-on-Trent City Council commissioned a garden for the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show to convey the energy and vitality of a city moving into a new era of growth and energy.

Annita Gibson, Head of Landscape at Stoke-on-Trent City Council and project manager for the Chelsea Flower Show said: “The Positively Stoke-on-Trent garden harnesses the city’s new dynamism. It’s all about being a growth point for the UK. Moving water is used to symbolise sustainable energy, while polished steel and glass reflect the contemporary nature of the new city centre."

Barry Burrows and Kate Whitmore of Bartholomew Landscaping who designed and built the garden, said the planting was inspired by the city’s sense of new energy and momentum.

Palmstead supplied many of the plants, working closely with Bartholomew Landscaping to help them realise the concept.

Palmstead is a specialist wholesale nursery to the landscape and amenity trade with extensive stocks of a wide variety of container and field grown plants. Palmstead is experienced in contract growing - examples of recent projects include the sourcing and propagation specialist plants for projects such as the World Garden at the 2012 Olympics.

Palmstead welcomes the opportunity to work closely with designers and landscapers to help them realise designs for high quality planting schemes.