About the Peter Rabbit Herb Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2014
Peter Rabbit takes a piece of the Lake District to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from 19-25 May.
Watch 3 short films on the making of the Peter Rabbit Herb Garden HERE.
The Attraction has joined forces with a top garden designer, Richard Lucas and plant nursery Hooksgreen Herbs to create a show-stopping Peter Rabbit™ Herb Garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May. The garden will bring to life the drawings and illustrations from Beatrix Potter’s famous little books and highlight key iconic images from the Tale of Peter Rabbit.
The garden will feature culinary and medicinal herbs, vegetables, wild flowers and some cottage garden favourites too, along with Mr McGregor’s greenhouse and theatrical walls that replicate the Lake District slate and brick walls from the original illustrations.
The garden has three distinct areas;
The Natural garden, with a “Long Scarlet” radish patch, long grass and some wild flowers. Slate is the backdrop to this part of the garden, with a slate flagstone pathway leading through to the next area.
The Greenhouse garden, featuring an old greenhouse, full of plants, pots and tools, with Peter Rabbit hiding in a watering can. An area of herbs will be planted in a herbaceous border in a cottage garden style. Red brick is used in this area of garden.
Mr. McGregor’s vegetable plot is surrounded by a clipped box hedge and has an abundance of vegetables and herbs. Just like in the classic books, Peter Rabbit’s blue jacket creates a scarecrow, whilst the gooseberry bushes that he got caught up in are not far away.