Summer Flower Shows 2010

The Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower shows are now a distant memory but not so distant that we can’t congratulate a bunch of our customers for their beautiful designs and thank them for choosing our wildflower meadow turf as part of their project.
Chelsea Flower Show:
We were pretty thrilled to be asked by four garden designers, to supply turf for their Chelsea exhibits whether that be a trade stand; Lily Sawtell of Lily Sawtell Designs and  Richard Eccleston of Oakleaf Gates or a spectacular show garden; Paul Stone for the Eden Project Garden and Sue Hayward of Sue Hayward Garden Designs.
Sue’s design for the “Stephen Hawking Garden for Motor Neurone disease”, won a  Bronze Medal in the Contemporary Category Show Garden, Congratulations Sue.
“Eden Project – Places of Change” designed by Paul Stone was awarded  a Silver Flora Award by RHS. Well done Paul! We were very proud to be asked to supply Wildflower meadow turf for this imaginative and colourful garden. You can find even more photographs on the  BBC website.  The picture below was taken by photographer Robert Davidson.

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
The Hampton Court show was held last week and what glorious weather they had too.  This definitely seems to be the year for the flower shows with sun, sun and just more sun on offer.
Imagine our delight when well-known garden designer Sadie May Stowell gave us a call to order Wildflower Meadow Turf for her glorious design for the Copella Bee Garden “celebrating the behaviour of the British bee, whilst raising awareness of its population decline…..The layout takes inspiration from the bees’ “waggle dance” and the garden reflects the journey from plant to hive”.  We’ve attached a link so you can see how glorious this was, it also demonstrates how beautiful a garden can be when wildflowers are used a-plenty.  So if you want bees and any other insect for that matter, well then, we suggest you go for it.  Sadie’s design won a Silver Gilt Medal – and so it should, it was delightful. A Splendid result!
So what’s next?  RHS Show Tatton Park between 21st – 25th July – it’s so exciting, we can hardly wait!  And guess what,  the weather forecast is good for next week – oh yes more sun!  Who’s exhibits are we looking forward to seeing?  Well Marcus Green and Olivia Zoe Stewart are both exhibiting but because it’s not till next week we’re going to have to wait to see what exciting innovative ideas and designs they have dreamt up – so just watch this space.  Phew!  What a blooming lovely summer!
Oh! I nearly forgot! In a couple of weeks we are going to do a quick feature on green roofs which is a great idea. So much prettier than boring old tiles and of course very biodiverse.  One of our regular customers had a stand at Hampton Court so we should have some pictures for you as well.  There’s no stopping us now!