This year’s RHS Cardiff Flower Show in April will see award winning landscape construction and horticultural specialists, Xardin Garden, launch its programme to support new designers and artists entering the horticulture industry.
The inaugural programme, complete with bursary, enables designer Brent Purtell to create his first show garden called “The Xardin Urban Gallery” . This will showcase his take on urban regeneration for the Royal Horticultural Society. Brent recently qualified at the prestigious Inchbald School of Design after he decided to choose a new career making gardens.
Edward Mairis, owner of Xardin said:
“We celebrate the achievements of the horticulture industry and encourage the best in garden design. We want more open space to be transformed and bring a sense of wellbeing to our busy modern world. Brent himself is a good example of making a positive change because he used to work in the high paced banking world but has now chosen to unleash his creative passion in garden design instead”.
Xardin build sophisticated public and private gardens in the UK and abroad. Designer Brent Purtell said:
“New designers, like myself, need to work with an experienced company to ensure success in realising their creativity. Xardin understood my design and have supported me in getting this far so that I am confident it will be will be carefully crafted ”.
“We often see new, exciting design ideas enter the industry and we want to use our breadth of experience to fulfil the designer’s artistry, to allow new talent to sparkle as a beacon of hope”.
Xardin have been supporting Brent in his preparation for his great masterpiece and will be constructing the garden which opens at RHS Cardiff, Bute castle on the 12th April 2019.
The bursary is also helping showcase student talent from the Cardiff School of Fine Art to create street art in this inner city space.