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Designing and Building the Garden

Stephen Fell and Alan Gardner with the Lindum Wildflower and Herb Mat growing at Lindum’s site in North Yorkshire

Stephen Fell and Alan Gardner with the Lindum Wildflower and Herb Mat growing at Lindum’s site in North Yorkshire

A semi-intensive roof garden displayed on the ground, ‘Out of the Blue’ comprises three mounds of different drought-tolerant planting set against a decked area with occasional seating. Biodiversity and sustainability are key drivers in the garden’s design. A striking zig zag structure created from bright blue polypropylene string bisects the mounds, creating shadows and alternative perspectives.

Lindum has supplied wildflowers, green roof planting and turf to RHS Show gardens for more than ten years. ‘Out of the Blue’ is Lindum’s first joint collaboration with a garden designer whereby they are providing the technical expertise and roof garden planting.

Stephen Fell, Managing Director of Lindum says: “I was delighted when Alan approached us to work with him collaboratively on his new venture for Chelsea. Our expertise in growing specialist, environmentally-friendly turf and in green roof planting, combined with Alan’s exceptional artistic talent will, I hope, prove a winning combination.”

The Lindum Wildflower Mat and the Lindum Low Maintenance Grass Mat are currently being grown at Lindum’s site in the Vale of York, North Yorkshire.

The major features, including the bright blue polypropylene string structure and the wooden decking and posts, will be built at Chelsea from 12th May.