As autumn takes its turn we would like to take a moment to look back on the most fantastic summer.
Our plastic free approach has been so well received. We pride ourselves on being as eco-friendly and as green as possible so having all of our products containing NO PLASTIC is a great step forward for us.
We showcased this at RHS Chelsea Flower Show on our debut trade stand along with showing the many benefits that Lindum Wildflower turf has to pollinators and other insects gaining a 4 star award.
As well as the trade stand, we supplied award winning gardens and trade stands with Lindum products. A total of 9 full artic wagons descended on London to be a play a part in bringing the eagerly anticipated gardens and trade stands we have been looking at on paper for so long, to life.
From Lindum Sedum Mat & WowGrass walls to Lindum Wildflower roofs and plug planted Lindum Long Grasses, we had no product of ours left out. They all had their chance to shine that week in the very welcomed sunshine that we had all hoped for.
We were involved with 5 GOLD winning gardens, twelve 5 STAR trade stands and 5, 4 STAR trade stands as well as our own! Such a great week!
See below some of the gardens and stands we worked on this year.
Our very own trade stand
Ishihara Kazuyuki’s Green Switch Garden
Following Chelsea was Chatsworth, a much more relaxed RHS show which gives a great country feel. Set in the grounds of Chatsworth House, the vast area of trade stands and gardens welcomed thousands of people. This is only the third time that the show has been held at Chatsworth House. Year on year it grows and becomes more and more iconic.
One of our favourites at the show was the RHS Garden for Wildlife: Wild Woven. This was an amazing garden designed and built by Sharon Hockenhull. Lindum Wildflower turf really gave the garden the wow factor along with the WowGrass that represented the lawned area of the garden.
The wildflower was a magnet for bees and even ducks as they made themselves comfy in the middle of it after a swim in the small pond.
Sharon Hockenhull, RHS feature garden
RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival is always a fantastic show to be involved with. It showcases some fantastic show gardens and also it is great for shopping!
Early this year we were approached by Adam Davies of Davies White Landscape Architects to play a part in the RHS Back to Nature Garden which had been co-designed with HRH the Duchess of Cambridge. One of the main features in this garden was the Wildflower Meadow. We are very proud to say that we supplied this all the way from York to Hampton Court without a flower out of place. The Duchess was also very impressed by this as she spoke to Roger Moore, Contracts Manager.
It was such a pleasure and privilege to be involved with this garden, probably one of our most proud moments to date. The Duchess is keen to promote nature to children and encourage families to get outside into green space and explore what it has to offer. Children from nearby schools were invited onto the garden and they loved the tour around it walking alongside the Duchess.
Adam Davies & HRH the Duchess of Cambridge’s RHS Back to Nature Garden
Another highlight from Hampton was Jo Thompson’s feature garden for BBC Springwatch. Again, the garden was full of Lindum Wildflower turf humming with the sound of bees and it also used a product that we custom grew especially which was the clover lawn. The response to the clover lawn was great. As we are primarily a turf growing business to supply a clover lawn did in some ways go against the grain as it is usually seen as a pest in our world however it wowed the visitors just as much as our wildflowers.
Jo Thompson’s BBC Springwatch feature garden
As we head into autumn and winter we are excited to see what is around the corner for us in 2020.