Reclaimed timber at the heart of London’s new Blossom Garden

We were honoured to be invited to collaborate on the creation of the London Blossom Garden at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. In this poingnant project, we supplied FSC certified timber, reclaimed from across London, to be repurposed into beautiful, sustainable walkways and benches.  It was with immense pride that we joined the team to help bring this beautiful Davies White / Edible Bus Stop garden to life.

The London Blossom Garden is a living memorial to those who have lost their lives to COVID-19. In his short ceremonial speech at the garden’s opening on 24th May 2021, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and the Director General of the National Trust, Hilary McGrady paid tribute to London’s key workers and invited Londoners to visit and reflect on their own experiences of the pandemic.
We wanted to take this opportuity to share praise for the environmentally conscious clients who made this timber reclamation possible.

  • Greenheart Benches & Walkway Bands: Reclaimed from Duke Shore Wharf in London for Balfour Beatty and Diveco.
  • Ekki Benches: Reclaimed from Marwood Hire, Barking in East London.
  • Jarrah Benches: Reclaimed from the Olympic Park in 2011 for Bam Nuttall.



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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.