The perfect partnership | Paxman and the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017

RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 logoYou know we love show gardens.  Our Harrogate Flower Show journey has taken us through 3 years of garden creativity with spectacular results and some gold awards for good measure! On the back of our recent show garden success we have been selected to work in partnership with the RHS Show team at their brand new show: RHS Chatsworth Flower Show this June 2017.

Our landscaping team and skills will be put to work on the Show’s centrepiece and hub – the Floral Marquee.  Bringing the majestic homage to the Joseph Paxton’s original Great Conservatory to life – the largest glass building in England when it was assembled in 1840 –  we will be constructing raised beds and undertaking the planting of trees and shrubs, ably assisted by the Chatsworth House garden team.   This time, however, the centrepiece will be represented as a 14-metre high inflatable dome!

Great Conservatory RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017We will be on site in May in the lead-up to the Show, which takes place from Wednesday 7th June to Saturday 11th June 2017.

For more information on the Event and to buy tickets, please visit the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show website.




University of Huddersfield Landscaping | Planting and Topsoil

University of Huddersfield landscapingOn behalf of Morgan Sindall, the grounds landscaping at University of Huddersfield is now complete and handed over to their maintenance teams.  Beds were prepared, top soil applied and plants supplied, laid out and planted to create a swathe of herbaceous and grasses along walkways and borders to greet students and staff onsite.

Review: Gold Award and Newby Cup for A Fresh Start Show Garden

Repeat Success at Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2017

Fresh Start Garden HarrogateA show garden starts to breathe from the first thought of its original concept.  It takes its first steps with a planting plan and starts to walk through its planning, sourcing materials and seeking partners.  Then, as it edges closer to maturity at the show build stage, it comes alive and takes on its own form.  This year, our baby grew into the Gold Award-winning Fresh Start Show Garden and took everyone’s breath away with its beauty.  We couldn’t have been prouder parents!

The Fresh Start Garden signified a new beginning in many ways – a new outlook across the world, in the UK and closer to home too as the Paxman team take the next steps in our progression as one of the leading commercial and domestic landscaping companies in the North of England.

Our Garden claimed the team’s latest Gold – a third in as many Shows and following other successes this season at the Association of Professional Landscapers Awards for another top-flight landscaping scheme.  This year we went one better, adding the Newby Cup for Planting Quality to our bursting bag of accolades from the Show judges.

If you were lucky enough to have visited the Show and the Fresh Start Garden, you would have seen Justin Paxman, our director and ever-present landscaper, designer and spokesperson, in full flow, talking to visitors and sharing his experiences.

To all of you who have helped us on the Fresh Start journey this year – sponsors, suppliers, constructors, visitors and supporters – may we take this opportunity to say THANK YOU.  And if you’ve made a Fresh Start yourself this year (or are planning to!), we hope our show garden may have provided a little gentle inspiration along the way.

We’ve made a little video review for those of you who perhaps couldn’t make it over the Show week  (or who just want to take it all in once again!)

New stockist of specialist landscape products

NEW: Stockists of Specialist Landscape Products

Now stocking Architectural Garden Panels from Stark and Greensmith:  Call us now on 01484 451 387 or email us.

Now also available: Wonder Wall Self-Watering Vertical Garden Planters from Wonder Wall:  Call us now on 01484 451 387 or email us.


Wonderwall Vertical Planters Sponsor Focus: Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2017

BRAND NEW: Wonderwall Vertical Planters

Wonderwall vertical planters

Wonderwall vertical plantersLaunched earlier this year, Wonderwall self watering vertical garden planters allow you to have a green wall ANYWHERE!  And that includes as a backdrop to our Fresh Start garden at Harrogate, too.

There are many options the new planters give you for your garden and landscape, inside or out.  The Wonderwall team are adding to their stockists list every day too – see their new website (under construction) at

Thanks, Wonderwall!  Take a look at their new video which will bring it all to life.

Stark and Greensmith Sponsor Focus: Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2017

British-Designed Fencing and Garden Dividers

Stark and Greensmith logoFor a show garden with a difference and a strong theme such as our Fresh Start: Year of Greenery Garden, we wanted something a little special when it came to creating a backdrop and sections within the garden.  And that’s where Stark & Greensmith came in.  With their Branches range of powder-coated aluminium garden panels, we have the perfect blend of colour, texture and design.

Stark and GreensmithThe team at Stark & Greensmith are providing 4 of their off-the-shelf panels but one quick peek at the rest of their ranges on and a whole world of bespoke designs opens up.  A welcome addition to our show garden this year at Harrogate, the architectural panels, laser-cut and de-burred, have given us a strong, long lasting, affordable, and beautiful alternative to traditional wooden fencing.

Thanks for you support and involvement throughout the design, supply and build.


Marshalls Paving Sponsor focus – Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2017

Marshalls Paving: Supporting a Registered Installer

Marshalls-registered-installerAs a Marshalls Registered Installer, Paxman Landscapes are pleased to have the support and backing for their Fresh Start Year of Greenery Show Garden from the UK’s leading supplier of hard landscaping products, Marshalls.

As the Fresh Start Garden has a blend of planting, paving, water and features, Marshalls will supply the materials for the paving and wall elements.

Many thanks from the Paxman Landscapes team.

#VIPizza Day at our Fresh Start Garden at Harrogate Spring Flower Show

Delivita VIPizza

Thanks to one of our Show Garden partners, DELIVITA, the swift amongst you will be able to enjoy a sliver of gloriously delicious, hand-made pizza on our VIPizza day at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show on Saturday 22 April 2017.    With one of the newly-launched DELIVITA wood-fired table-top ovens nestled into the very heart of the Fresh Start Show Garden, Joe and Liv from the DELIVITA team will be showing it off – and their pizza prowess – between 12 and 2pm.

Want a #VIPizza the action?! Hurry – when it’s gone, it’s GONE!  Follow the #VIPizza story on Twitter @PaxmanLandscape, too.

Find out more about these Italy-inspired, Yorkshire-made DELIVITA ovens here.

DELIVITA Sponsor focus – Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2017

DELIVITA wood-fired table top ovens: Made in Yorkshire

Delivita #VIPizzaOfficially launched at the Ideal Home Exhibition earlier this month, the new DELIVITA Italian-inspired lifestyle brand is the brainchild of two Yorkshire entrepreneurs – and they’re going to take the outdoor cooking world by storm in our Fresh Start Show Garden at Harrogate next week!

Joe Formisano and Olivia Robinson from Delivita have launched their handcrafted table-top wood-fired oven range – all manufactured right here in Yorkshire.  Perfect pizza in just 90 seconds, once the oven has heated – and they’re such and incredibly stylish addition to an outdoor dining area, too.

“Our heritage is Italian, so food and family are at the heart of every occasion, with pizza often playing a starring role,” explained Joe.

“We realised the world was missing something – a good quality artisan home pizza oven at an attainable price.” – Joe Formisano, DELIVITA

Joe and Olivia, who are uncle and niece, will be on hand on our #VIPizza day at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show on Saturday 22 April 2017 between 12 and 2pm.

For the pair’s delicious recipes and the latest updates on their forthcoming accessories range, visit

Fresh Start at Harrogate Flower Show 2017

Countdown to Harrogate

Paxman Landscapes Fresh Start Harrogate Flower Show 2017

It’s coming… sponsors are jumping on board, plans and designs are developing, materials are arriving, structures are being assembled.  This can only mean one thing.  IT’S HARROGATE SPRING FLOWER SHOW THIS MONTH!

This year’s Paxman Landscapes Harrogate Show Garden creation reflects and embraces a truly fresh start.  A truly beautiful garden interpretation of the Pantone Colour of the Year: Greenery, this year’s Paxman outdoor living extravaganza is out of the starting blocks.  Take a deep breath and inhale all that is clean, good and healthy in the natural environment.  That’s our Fresh Start garden.

Fourth Appearance

“A Fresh Start” is the boldest Harrogate Flower Show creation yet from the Paxman Landscapes team.  It marks the fourth appearance for the company at the show and follows the award-winning success of My Family 2016, APL Autumn and York Skyline 2015 and the Tropical Courtyard 2014.

The support and backing of fantastic sponsors

As our successes in previous Show Gardens demonstrate, achievement of award-winning, show-stopping landscapes is a considerable undertaking.  And the concept, design, planning, management and construction this year is once again made easier by the fantastic support, generosity, patience and encouragement of our sponsors.

A Fresh Start Harrogate Flower Show 2017


Whether in the form of materials, design, elbow grease or sheer determination and legwork, we’d like to thank all those involved with the creation of our Fresh Start garden this year:

A landscape of a lifetime

With one of the previous winning gardens, York Sky Roof Garden, currently being reconstructed in a real garden overlooking the York city walls, Justin is keen to build a garden that can inspire and be replicated in any garden aspect.

“That’s why we love Harrogate Show – it’s our chance for a showstopper. We create our show gardens in the blink of an eye – built in a few days but creating a potential landscape of a lifetime.” – Justin Paxman, Paxman Landscapes

Show time

Want a fresh start? Keep returning to follow our Fresh Start: Year of Greenery Garden journey. Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2017 takes place from 20-23 April 2017 at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.


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