Brewin Dolphin backs RHS Chatsworth with garden designed by Jo Thompson

12 January 2017

RHS Chatsworth
Brewin Dolphin has announced that it is sponsoring RHS Chatsworth this year to support the new annual RHS Flower Show as part of its 2017 gardening programme that includes sponsoring a display in the Great Pavilion at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Sponsoring a large Chatsworth garden by award-winning designer Jo Thompson marks a continuing relationship with the RHS after five successful years at RHS Chelsea. The Brewin Dolphin garden, which will appear in the new FreeForm category at the show, will also be the main focus of Brewin Dolphin’s annual programme of gardening events.

Responding to the spectacular Derbyshire landscape of the 1000-acre parkland at Chatsworth House, and sited on the banks of the River Derwent, the scale of the garden will reflect the grandeur of its setting, taking in the shape of the river and combining naturalistic planting with a striking steel installation.

RHS Chelsea
Maintaining its heritage with RHS Chelsea, Brewin Dolphin will also retain a presence at the flagship RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London, by supporting a display by Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants in the Great Pavilion.

The display marks plantswoman Rosy Hardy’s 25th year of exhibiting at RHS Chelsea and follows her Show Garden debut last year designing the Brewin Dolphin Forever Freefolk garden.   Hoping to emulate her 21 previous gold medals, the large walk-through exhibit will display herbaceous perennials in a landscape setting separated by a diagonal path and two still water rills.

Plants will include seasonal favourites: geraniums, ferns and grasses and a hosta that has featured in every one of Rosy’s RHS Chelsea displays since she arrived at the show in 1992.



The Brewin Dolphin Gardening Programme 2017
Brewin Dolphin’s sponsorship of both RHS Chatsworth and RHS Chelsea is part of an annual programme of gardening events offering audiences unique opportunities to meet some of the UK’s leading garden experts in exclusive venues across the UK, to share their unrivalled expertise and knowledge. 

Taking inspiration from Chatsworth House and the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s love of contemporary art, the 2017 programme is created under the theme of Art and the Garden, aligning with Brewin Dolphin’s philosophy of enriching lives, looking forward to new ideas and blending tradition with innovation.

Rupert Tyler, National Director at Brewin Dolphin said:  “Gardening is a passion for so many of our clients and there is a natural synergy between our work and the vision, patience and hard work needed to create a beautiful garden. We’re thrilled to be involved with the first ever RHS flower show at Chatsworth House and to be working with so many fantastic garden designers and horticultural experts through our gardening programme.

“Brewin Dolphin has a long history of combining the conventional with a fresh, modern approach. Our 2017 gardening programme is designed to reflect that and to offer our audiences some truly unique and exciting opportunities in the world of horticulture.”

Full details of the Brewin Dolphin garden for RHS Chatsworth will be released shortly.


For further information, please contact:

Suzanne Hind or Theresa Osen at Suzanne Hind PR | Marketing Consultants.  Tel: +44 (0) 207 502 8505  or +44 (0) 7813 208 168. 

Richard Janes Tel. +44 (0) 20 3201 3343


About Brewin Dolphin

Brewin Dolphin is one of the UK's leading independently-owned providers of discretionary wealth management. With £35.4 billion in funds under management, we offer award-winning personalised wealth management services that meet the varied needs of over 100,000 account holders, including individuals, charities and pension funds.

Brewin Dolphin Gardening offers a unique programme of one-off opportunities to meet some of the UK’s leading garden designers and horticultural experts at events across the country, in exclusive venues ranging from stately homes and castles to flower shows and literary festivals.

2016 was the fifth consecutive year that Brewin Dolphin sponsored a show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  For 2017 they are embarking on a new venture supporting the Royal Horticultural Society at its first ever Flower Show to be held at Chatsworth House.

About Jo Thompson
Jo Thompson is one of the UK’s leading garden designers.  Named ‘Best Rural Garden Designer’ (2011) and a Society of Garden Designers ‘Future Designer’ (2014), she is also listed by House and Garden magazine as one of the country’s top ten garden designers.

Jo’s garden designs range from tiny rooftop spaces to residential family gardens, public spaces and country estates. Jo uses her understanding of place to ensure that the landscapes she creates work seamlessly in their location. Her exquisite planting has led her to be considered one of the UK’s leading plantswomen. Whilst most of her work has been within the UK, she has also designed projects in Russia, France, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and Canada and has represented the UK at the Gardening World Cup in Japan.

Jo has been the recipient of three Gold and five Silver Gilt medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

About Rosy Hardy
Rosy Hardy is an award-winning nurseryman listed as one of the Top 20 horticulturists by The Sunday Times Home.

She has been a consistent medal winner at RHS Flower Shows including 21 Gold medals at The Chelsea Flower Show making her the most successful female floral exhibitor. Also a Gold Medal Garden Designer at The Hampton Court Flower Show, picking up a Gold for her first ever garden at Hampton Court in 2001, getting the double in 2004 with a total of 4 Gold Medals and 3 Silver Gilt medals for her garden designs. She was also awarded a RHS Chelsea Silver medal for her Brewin Dolphin Forever Freefolk Garden 2016.

Beautiful herbaceous borders and gardens are the inspiration for all of Rosy’s designs in which she has introduced many new varieties including Gaura Rosyjane and Gaura Freefolk.  Rosy is known for her skill of plant combinations and spotting the next great plant.