Welcome to the Dobbies Press Office
Welcome to the Dobbies Press Office
Welcome to the Dobbies media centre where you will find the latest news from the UK’s leading garden centre retailer.
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- Established in 1865, Dobbies is now the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, with 74 stores
- Dobbies operates 69 garden centres and five little dobbies stores
- Dobbies aspires to be ‘not your average garden centre’; we exist to enrich people’s lives and nurture connections between people, the community and the environment
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Dobbies embraces ‘green sanctuary’ at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The world’s most iconic horticultural event, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, is back in May for 2022, and the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies, is set to mark its return with an inspirational stand that will showcase how to embrace your own green sanctuary as well as sustainable gardening solutions.
Following its five-star award winning trade stand in 2021, Dobbies’ 2022 garden will highlight a broad spectrum of ideas for different spaces, reinforcing the team’s authority in plants and gardening. The stand will showcase how to make the most of your green space, blurring the lines between indoors and out, the importance of grow your own for both wellbeing and sustainability, and innovative ways to introduce plants into alternative areas of the home.
It will feature layered foliage, cascading greenery and multi-stem trees; container planting, ideal for balconies and smaller spaces; as well as conservatory plants, which is a focus area for Dobbies in spring 2022.
The garden will highlight Dobbies’ commitment to sustainability and shine a light on their eco-friendly offerings such as Dobbies’ own brand peat-free compost, which is shortlisted for the RHS Chelsea Sustainable Product of the Year; Ecopots; elho’s range; safer pest control and Dobbies’ new wildflower turf. The garden will also display the impressive PlantBox living wall from Growing Revolution that is planted to support wildlife and uses an innovative easy watering system.
Marcus Eyles, Horticultural Director at Dobbies said: “This year, our RHS Chelsea Flower Show stand is all about creating a green sanctuary, and the importance of embracing nature in a sustainable fashion. The garden has a variety of components that will not only showcase our team’s authority and expertise but aims to inspire people to create their own sanctuaries, with a plant-centric focus that both looks impressive and is good for the environment too.”
Dobbies’ Natural Zen furniture range will further reinforce the theme. The sustainable Tokyo black rope four-seat lounge set for casual alfresco dining and drinks, and an on-trend hanging chair, will evoke a feeling of relaxation and tranquillity in the space.
Dobbies’ RHS Chelsea Flower Show stand will include contributions from a wide list of partners: Evergreen, Westland, Capi, elho, Contemporary Fencing, Carbon Gold, Harrowden Turf, Ergrownomics, Hozelock, Evergreen Landscapes, Burgon & Ball, Lava Lite, Gardena, Palisade Fencing, Twool, Felco, Coco Coir, Bradstone Paving, Growing Revolutions, the little botanical, Floreac, Farplants, Allensmore, Woodlands, BASF.
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Get the Selling Sunset garden look, with Dobbies
UK’s leading garden centre showcases how to bring some Hollywood Hills allure to your home
Whether you’re Team Christine, or Chrishell all the way, Selling Sunset season 5 has us all talking, and one thing’s for certain; the homes just keep getting better.
From sprawling mansions in the Hollywood Hills to beachfront properties with spectacular infinity pools, the latest season of Netflix’s hit show is making us long for summer days spent outdoors, and Dobbies, not your average garden centre, has spotlighted ways in which we can bring a touch of the Sunset glamour to our very own homes.
Research commissioned by Dobbies found that 35% of Brits are planning to create an outdoor social area this spring, with 39% planning a social themed garden, so Dobbies’ Stylist, Rebecca Stanton, chats through how you can style your space and give it an Oppenheim upgrade, just in time for summer.
Global Fusion at Dobbies Garden Centres featuring the Balcony staking set, £699
One of the features that most homes on the show have in common is clean lines and a sleek overall design; something Rebecca notes is easy to recreate in your own garden. Rebecca said: “Most of the multimillion dollar homes on Selling Sunset have a bright and airy contemporary aesthetic, full of sharp lines and light fabrics. The patios that spill out from these homes are often kept simple, with neutral furniture and defined angles that carry the modern theme throughout all areas of the home. To achieve this look in your own garden, invest in a sleek furniture set in a cool shade of grey and pair it with complementing accessories in neutral tones. Block colours work better than patterns to make an impact, and don’t be afraid to mix cool and warm shades, as this can help add dimension and structure to a space.”
Global Fusion from Dobbies Garden Centres featuring the Rio lounger, £199
Nothing says LA more than soaking up the sun by a gorgeous pool. While we might not all be lucky enough to have a pool of our own, Rebecca says loungers are the perfect choice for your garden to add some Selling Sunset flair. Rebecca said: “A chic lounger is the perfect way to turn your garden into a relaxation sanctuary and will give your space a similar look to Chrishell’s intimate garden on the show. Take a leaf out of Chrishell’s book and create an outdoor haven in your garden by nestling your lounger in amongst a jungle of different plants. To amp up the R&R, style some lanterns or candles amongst your display for a cosy look and feel.”
Keep it neutral
Global Fusion at Dobbies Garden Centres featuring Lisboa teak dining set, £3,699
A sure-fire way to get the polished 90210 look is to keep things classic with neutral tones and beachy materials. Ideal for spaces of all shapes and sizes, Rebecca said: “Whatever kind of space you’re working with, you can get the luxe Selling Sunset look by layering calming tones and light textures. The combination of neutral furniture and pale wood is popular on the show and recreating this in your garden will give your outdoor area an elegant Beverly Hills vibe. Keep accessories simple and classic for a cohesive, put-together effect that will add a touch of class to any balcony, garden, or patio.”
Indoor outdoor living
Global Fusion from Dobbies Garden Centres featuring the Rio 4 seat set, £299
Undoubtedly the most showstopping aspect of the homes on Selling Sunset is the incredible views, which is why so many of the realtors place high importance on outdoor living. A great way to incorporate the California lifestyle into your own home is by adding a sleek dining set that will allow you to enjoy meals alfresco. Speaking about outdoor dining, Rebecca said: “Adding a dining set to your garden is a fantastic way to make the most of your outdoor space as we approach the warmer months. Alfresco dining taps into the trend of blurring the line between indoors and out, something the Selling Sunset homes are known for, however, you don’t need floor-to-ceiling windows or bi-fold doors to create a flow from home to garden. Simply incorporate seasonal throws and cushions into your outdoor space and it’ll feel like a natural extension of your home – an easy way to get the LA look without spending millions!”
For more styling inspiration, and to browse Dobbies’ full outdoor living range for SS22, visit www.dobbies.com.
Research undertaken by Independent Media News in March 2022.