Gold at RHS Chatsworth Show!

Chatsworth wildlife garden, Jack Roper

We are delighted to have been awarded three Gold Stars for our innovative stand at this year’s RHS Chatsworth Show.

The spectacular contemporary design, called ‘Living Landscapes’ features the elements that make our county so distinctive. The highest point of the stand is topped with heather and stonewort of the High Peak and stones characterise the limestone and millstone grit of the area. This rolls down to stacked logs and ferns to represent our woodlands and valleys. The White Peak section is full of wildflowers, and the hedgerow at the back symbolises southern lowland farmland landscapes. A river-water filled trough represents the wetlands and valleys of the Trent, Derwent, Erewash, and Dove. Bricks represent the county’s urban spaces and the Whistlestop Discovery Centre, and there are 46 stacked logs at the back signifying each of the Trust’s nature reserves.

Chatsworth wildlife garden, Jack Roper

Chatsworth wildlife garden, Jack Roper

We were thrilled when we were told it was the best charity stand they’ve seen at an RHS show
Jack Roper
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

The stand was created with the help of local businesses Experian, Longcliffe and garden designer Renee Brailsford. Jack Roper, Individual Giving Manager at the Trust said “We were thrilled when we were told it was the best charity stand they’ve seen at an RHS show! We hope our stand will inspire visitors to create their own miniature landscapes at home.”

Chatsworth wildlife garden, Jack Roper

Chatsworth wildlife garden, Jack Roper

The garden has been designed in a way that will enable the Trust to take it on tour around the county after its winning debut at Chatsworth, before settling at the Whistlestop Discovery Centre in Matlock Bath.

If you’d like to see garden in all its glory, The RHS Chatsworth Show is open from the 6th – 10th June.

Chatsworth wildlife garden, Jack Roper

Volunteers who helped build the Chatsworth wildlife garden, Jack Roper