For the second year running, Bruntwood is pleased to be headline sponsor of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show at Tatton Park. This year, with Planit-IE and Hultons, we have created ‘The Bruntwood Experiment’ garden. But why would a company such as Bruntwood sponsor a show like this?
Sponsoring the RHS Flower Show
Bruntwood is committed to ‘making our great city regions greater’ and through the sponsorship of events like this, we can do just this. Supporting the RHS Flower Show allows us to focus improving the environment, educating people about how plants and greening can play an important role in tackling the effects of climate change. Not only this, but we are able to show our cities and communities how horticulture can impact our wellbeing, as well as bring people together.
At Bruntwood, we firmly believe in the importance of the wider community and sustainability, creating the foundations needed to benefit future generations. Kate Vokes, Director of Culture at Bruntwood, said: "[Our partnership] with RHS Tatton allows us to demonstrate how urban greening can be put into practice by a business such as ours to create not only vibrant, community focused workspaces, but truly emphasise the importance of and contribute to enhancing plant life and green space in our cities for the benefit of the environment and future generations.”
The Bruntwood Experiment
The design of Bruntwood’s garden this year features over 1,200 suspended plants, championing urban greening. Through ‘The Bruntwood Experiment’, guests can explore the different ways often overlooked plants, which are usually written off as weeds, naturally colonise our urban spaces. The experiment aims to show how these plants can thrive, contributing to the biodiversity and overall wellbeing of a community.
Bruntwood is committed to addressing the physical and social challenges we face in our ever-changing urban environments and hopes that this experiment beginning at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park will, over time, help to improve our city regions.
Involving the wider community
The garden also functions as a means of bringing people closer together through horticulture. Bruntwood has already brought together the garden team and students from University Centre Reaseheath in Cheshire to help create elements of the garden. Beyond the show, Bruntwood will continue to bring communities together to collaborate on new ways of greening urban spaces.
Bruntwood has partnered with many organisations for this year’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. City of Trees, an innovative movement to plant a tree for every man, woman and child who lives there, within a generation. The City of Trees team will be hosting family-friendly activities linked with urban greening to reflect the themes of the Bruntwood garden.
The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) will be hosting a series of workshops and experiments in the garden, reflecting Manchester’s rich heritage. MOSI, located in Castlefield, is devoted to inspiring its visitors through ideas that change the world.
Planit and Hultons, the designers and contractors behind The Bruntwood Experiment, will be holding workshops on how to create a suspended plant which are featured in the garden. The aim is to bring people together through this activity and encourage them to green their homes and spaces by showcasing how easy it is create these plants.
In the Bruntwood Space on Saturday, BBC Front Row Presenter Kirsty Lang will be chairing a discussion on the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. She will be joined by award-winning actor Don Warrington and prize-winning playwrights James Fritz and Kendell Feaver, both of whom will see their plays performed at the Royal Exchange Theatre this Autumn.
Visit the Bruntwood RHS Flower Show page to find out more about our relationship with the RHS, The Bruntwood Experiment garden and the events taking place throughout the show.