An award-winning gin producer from the county is to have a garden at next year’s Chelsea Flower Show.
Warner Edwards will be at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 with an artisan show garden, which will be a reimagining of Falls Farm where the distillery is based in Harrington near Rothwell.
The Warner Edwards Garden will be designed by Tamara Bridge and Kate Savill, both of whom have been awarded RHS Young Designer of the Year, with the input of Tom and Tina Warner, the ‘farmers’ behind the award-winning gin brand.
It is hoped the garden will reflect the surrounding landscape of Falls Farm through key design features of stone, copper and natural spring water.
The bee-friendly planting is inspired by the botanical gardens and hedgerows at the distillery and the natural ingredients used in the distillation of Warner Edwards’ artisan gins.
Tom Warner, founder of Warner Edwards, said: “It’s great news.
“We can finally prove why our naturally flavoured Victoria’s Rhubarb, Elderflower, Melissa Balm, Sloe and Honeybee gins are so special and authentic.
“It’s the ideal opportunity to show people first-hand the natural botanicals and ingredients we use in our distillations.
“Our botanical garden was inspired by my late mum Adèle who was a really keen gardener and advocate of the RHS so I’m sure she too would have been delighted to hear we are taking our little part of the English countryside to Chelsea.”
This latest association with the RHS comes following Warner Edwards’ partnership with the charity for the launch of the brand’s newest variant Honeybee.
Every bottle of Warner Edwards Honeybee Gin is sold with a packet of wildflower seeds to encourage the planting of bee-friendly gardens and spaces.