The Hartley Botanic Garden was designed by Catherine MacDonald from Landform Consults Ltd. The inspiration for Catherine’s design for The Hartley Botanic glasshouse, which is designed to appear as if it is emerging from a pool, came from a design by Thomas Heatherwick for the Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstock Mill in Whitchurch, England. Hartley Botanic are known for their traditional glasshouses, but they also create bespoke designs, the glasshouse in their Show Garden features a glass floor, which allows visitors the opportunity to see the water flowing beneath them. Catherine MacDonald is also working on Jo Thompson’s Show Garden and Watahan & Co’s Show Garden as well as The Hartley Botanic Trade exhibit as well as The Hartley Botanic Garden – so she’s pretty busy!

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