Heritage of success.
Marshalls support brings medals galore
Published: 01 June, 2009
HUDDERSFIELD: Marshalls won a clutch of medals at this year's Chelsea Flower Show. For the third year in succession, the company …
has helped to champion horticultural excellence by providing its lhard landscaping product range to a host of shows, urban and courtyard gardens.
In the London 'show garden' category, both the QVC Garden designed by Adam Frost and Kay Yamada’s Echoes of Japan in an English Garden received product support from Marshalls to create their settings.
Mr Frost’s garden told a story of a re-kindled love for horticulture. It used Marshalls indigenous Cromwell paving and received a silver medal. Ms Yamada's celebration of the Treaty of Amity & Commerce between Japan and Britain used several ranges from Marshalls' decorative aggregate portfolio and was awarded a bronze.
Mr Frost said: “The public’s reaction has been fantastic. They really appreciate and love the truthfulness of the space feeling they can take elements of the design into their own gardens, which to me is what Chelsea is all about. I would also personally like to thank Marshalls for their product support in helping me create this garden for Chelsea.”
In the Urban Garden category Sarah Eberle and Peter Dowle Plants & Gardens were able to create a trio of 'credit crunch' gardens with the help of Marshalls’ paving and decorative aggregates; the Banker’s, the Artist’s and the Off-Shore Garden.
All three gardens take a light-hearted view to garden design with an innovative twist. These gardens received a silver gilt for the Banker’s Garden and silver medals for the other twocreations.
In the Grand Pavilion, Birmingham City Council’s Credit Munch Garden incorporated Marshalls' permeable paving, Priora, used to highlight the legislation covering front garden specifications.
On Ranelagh School’s Learning To Grow Garden, Marshalls provided its PlayPave safety paving – an easy to maintain hybrid paving with a rubber top surface with concrete backing. For the display Marshalls also created a bespoke paver containing the school’s emblem. This was incorporated to demonstrate Marshalls bespoke graphics service which it offers on this product range.
Helping visitors keep a firm footing on the trade stands, both UK Horticulture and Mike Adams Antiques have benefited from product donations from Marshalls to create eye-catching displays with donations of Chancery paving.
The support forms part of Marshalls Campaign for Better Landscapes which calls for both public and private bodies, as well as individuals, to seriously consider the societal and individual benefits of creating better landscapes’ in our towns, cities, public spaces and our private gardens. The campaign urges us all to take positive action by engaging with the social, economic and environmental benefits and to make purchasing decisions which deliver these benefits'.