Garden will celebrate artisan blacksmithing

An artisan garden celebrating the craft of Blacksmithing will feature at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (21st to 26 September 2021) in a collaborative design by the team at The Blue Diamond Group and award-winning designer Ross Conquest.

The garden is inspired by the National Trust’s Branscombe Forge in Devon, which dates back to the 15th century and continues to operate to this day. The Blue Diamond Forge Garden is, in effect, a historical record of Blacksmiths through the ages, a place to feel relaxed and inspired in a naturalistic yet practical setting.

The garden is sponsored by The Blue Diamond Group of Garden Centres and will feature a thatched roofed forge built from natural material, containing art and artefacts from previous blacksmiths. A garden of wildflowers surrounds the forge providing inspiration for the resident Blacksmith’s metalwork whilst edible plants, medicinal herbs and a stream that flows through the garden provides food and water.

Alan Roper, Managing Director of the Blue Diamond Group said: “We have exhibited in many RHS shows over the years under our Fryer’s Roses brand, however we are proud and excited to be creating our first Blue Diamond garden at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year.”

Blue Diamond traces its roots back to 1904 when it was founded as a grower and exporter of produce grown locally in Guernsey. Today, it is one of the largest garden centre retail groups in the UK.

Garden image ©Blue Diamond Group