Choosing plants for a four-star boutique hotel in a building full of historic character called for simple glamour and quality over quantity.
“The Leopold Hotel occupies a former boys’ grammar school in Sheffield,” explains Urban Planters South Yorkshire’s Paul Rogers. “So the setting does a lot of the talking. With this in mind, we needed a planting scheme to match the opulence of the hotel’s décor without overdoing it.”
Individual plants from a variety of species, such as a striking replica bonsai Pinus and a vivid orchid, have been strategically positioned around the hotel in gold-, platinum- and ruby-leaf planters, all sat on cubed slate pedestals.