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Friday, July 14, 2006

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14 July 2006

It's time for tea at this year's Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show (RHS) held at Tatton Park in Cheshire.

Designed by Tarleton Specimen Plants, and sponsored by leisure operators Pure Leisure Group, the garden has been designed to highlight the pleasures of the typical English garden.

The main feature of the garden will be a luxurious 2-bedroom pine lodge, with a beautiful pond surrounded by old Scottish cobbles. Over a wooden bridge lies a large lawn area complete with timber trellis. If you're feeling flush at the end of the show, why not treat yourself to the beautiful seven-foot bonsai tree showcased in the garden, which could be yours for a snip at only £9,000!

Complimenting the garden is a range of charming garden furniture and tableware provided by North West retailer, House Shop.

Phil Aughton of Tarleton Specimen Plants, near Preston, one of the North West's leading landscaping companies, has designed the garden.
This will be the fourth year in succession that they have created Pure Leisure Group's show garden, and will be hoping to add a fourth award to their existing hat trick of prizes.

Pure Leisure Group is owned by one of the UK's most successful leisure entrepreneurs, John Morphet. They offer timber lodges for sale at South Lakeland Leisure Village, situated in Carnforth, and also own a number of overseas developments, including Cyprus, Marbella and Barbados.

John Morphet, owner and managing director of Pure Leisure Group, commented: "We are delighted to be sponsoring a garden at the Tatton show again this year. Tatton is the highlight of the northern gardening calendar and it gives us the ideal opportunity to showcase one of our luxury pine lodges from our Reiver range, which we offer at our holiday parks. Many people are surprised to find that holiday homes of this type can provide such high quality accommodation. This year's lodge is one of the most luxurious to date, with features including flat-screen TV's with surround sound."

The lodge has been provided by Reiver Lodges and is open to be viewed on request at the show. For details of holiday lodge ownership, contact Pure Leisure Group on 01524 784222.

The show is open to press on Tuesday 18th July and the general public the following day.


For more information on the Pure Leisure Group: Vicki Baxter or Joanne Fletcher-Wall at Bell Pottinger North (01625 506444) vbaxter@bellpottingernorth.co.uk or jfletcher-wall@bellpottingernorth.co.uk

Notes to Editors

Pure Leisure Group
UK based leisure entrepreneur John Morphet owns the Pure Leisure Group.

The UK locations of the caravan and lodge parks he owns are:

Fell End Caravan Park, Hale, near Milnthorpe
Hall More Caravan Park, Hale, near Milnthorpe
South Lakeland Leisure Village, Borwick, near Carnforth
Billing Aquadrome, Northampton
Cogenhoe Mill, Northampton

The Pure Leisure Group also has three developments overseas:

1.Olive Grove Park, Limnatis, Cyprus located in a traditional Cypriot village set amongst Almond and Olive groves just 15 minutes drive from the cosmopolitan town of Limassol.
2. Marbella Gun and Country Club, Spain - where, an initial development of timber lodge holiday homes is nearing completion.
3. Royal Westmoreland, Barbados - a luxurious 500 acre estate with a world class golf course offering a choice of magnificent, newly built villas in a selection of sizes and styles - from two to four bedrooms, to larger Premium Villas and grand, individually-styled Exclusive Villas.

Tarleton Specimen Plants

Tarleton Specimen Plants offers specimen plants and trees from around the world. The centre at Tarleton, near Preston, is open to the public and also supplies local authorities, landscape gardeners, pubs, hotels and property developers. Established six years ago, it is run by the Aughton family who have over 40 years' experience in the landscape garden trade.

House Shop

Have stores located in Bramhall, Didsbury, Heswall, Stockon Heath and Wilmslow. New store openings planned for this year include, Chester, Macclesfield and Stockport. To contact House Shop visit: http://www.houseshopuk.com or call customer services on 0161 946 1777.


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