We were thrilled to work with Freddie Strickland again, this time on his multi award winning ‘On Tropic’ Garden at RHS Tatton Park.

Freddie selected forty boards reclaimed from Tilbury Docks and they added immense durability and character to his design.  Congratulations to Freddie and the team, who picked up both RHS Young Designer of the Year and Best Garden Construction awards at the show.

About the garden

‘On Tropic’ celebrates the sub-tropical gardens found in Cornwall, reimagining this type of planting closer to Tatton Park, in a northerly, domestic suburban context.

In this environmentally consious British garden, traditional plants are replaced with a tropical palette that thrives in our warming climate. With climate change a pressing concern, this garden speculates upon our future low-impact garden design and planting.


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About Ashwells Reclaimed Timber

Ashwells Reclaimed Timber is a tropical reclamation specialist based in Bulphan, Essex.   We reclaim and repurpose FSC certified tropical timber and temperate British hardwoods.  From our timber mill we supply hard and softwoods to be re-purposed into bespoke pieces, from garden planters and seating to street furniture and sea defences.  We’re also proud to collaborate with award winning landscape designers, architects and civil engineers, and our reclaimed tropical timber can be seen in major projects across the UK, including hotel and restaurant chains, the Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court, The Eden Project and London Zoo.