Garden Cottages at Hampton Court Flower Show

Garden Cottages, one of the most unique garden rooms we have featured on this guide is on show this week at the Hampton Court Flower Show, and we are in no doubt it will WOW the visitors.

The RHS Hampton Court Flower Show has been given a medieval makeover for 2012 as Garden Cottages unveils a new type of Garden Room – a fully oak-framed Garden Cottage – at the UK’s largest annual flower show.

The boutique carpentry company has built one of the most unique displays at Hampton this year, with a fully-useable garden room inspired by the medieval Hall Houses of the Kent Weald.

The cottage, which wouldn’t look out of place at King Henry VIII’s court, has been built by hand on-site at Hampton over ten days using solid green oak, hand tools and a bit of elbow grease.The results are a stunning construction which looks like it was built in the 14th Century.

Typically measuring from 5 metres by 3 metres, each Garden Cottage is designed to be used as either a playhouse, shed, studio or artists residence.

With Britons spending an increasing amount of time in at home, whether for work or pleasure, a Garden Cottage is at the top of any wish list as a must-have summer accessory for the garden.

No big production lines, no mass production

A boutique high-end carpentry and joinery company, Garden Cottages was established in 2011 and run by Brian and Tim Clark.

Brian is a carpenter with over 30 years experience working both in the UK and abroad, while his son Tim is a graduate specialising in Early Modern History at Cardiff University.

Together they have developed a unique range of garden rooms which are hand-built at their workshop in Hastings, East Sussex and can be assembled within 3 – 4 weeks. Each cottage is lovingly created from scratch using sustainable green oak and made to individual specifications.

A typical 5m x 3 m Garden Cottage costs £18,500 (£17,500 at Hampton Court 2012) and includes installation.

For more information about this beautiful garden room visit the Garden Cottages website.

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