A garden where the grass is always greener at the Hampton Court Flower Show
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Jackson-Stops & Staff is sponsoring award-winning garden designer Marcus Greens conceptual garden at the prestigious 2014 RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, which starts on 8 July.

Entitled The Grass is Always Greener on stand IN8, Marcuss striking showcase forms one part of a series of gardens featuring the seven deadly sins. After seeing off stiff competition from other entrants, Marcus was awarded the task of creating the Envy garden, a vice long associated with the colour green.

The Grass is Always Greener will be brought to life through a flourishing wild meadow, set in an oak surround with the simplicity of free grasses and flowers forming the counterpart to what so many gardeners strive for and envy - a flawless, manicured green lawn. However, the only way to find such perfection takes the form of artificial grass which will be the centrepiece of the garden, encased in a bespoke Perspex box.

Marcus has established a reputation for designing gardens for private clients while also lecturing at the highly acclaimed Inchbald School of Design in London. He has also had success with his show gardens at several events, including winning silver at the RHS flower show at Tatton Park in 2010.

Each individual element of the garden has been carefully selected over the past 12 months, including delicate turf comprising frondy grass and wildflowers, a bespoke oak frame built In Welwyn and the green Perspex box which forms the showpiece of the garden.

Dawn Carritt, director of Jackson-Stops & Staff, said: Jackson-Stops & Staff agents are expert at handling the sale of outstanding houses with beautifully manicured gardens and grounds. Marcus Greens garden is a fresh take on a classic theme and we are very proud to be sponsoring it.

The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is the largest flower show in the world, run by the Royal Horticultural Society at Hampton Court Palace in southwest London. This year, the show runs from 8 13 July 2014.