After a year out due to Covid, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show returned for a wonderful autumnal spectacular.  Amongst the asters and dahlias, trees full of fruit and berries, grasses and seed-heads, another natural highlight stood out … characterful reclaimed timber.

This year the show was an inspiring showcase of the wide range of species and varied uses of reclaimed timber, with designers choosing to specify sustainable reclaimed timber for reuse in a range of designs from artisan gardens to balcony spaces.

Here’s a round-up of the gardens we featured in at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021.

Arcadia Balcony Garden designed by Martha Krempel

This year the Chelsea Flower Show presented balcony gardens for the first time, and Martha Krempel’s was bursting with ideas.

Martha specified stunning FSC certified reclaimed Jarrah to be used as a swing seat and trellis in the tropical urban space.  In the yard we call this ‘Leopard Print Jarrah’ – because decades of ingrained train dirt creates a leopard print pattern when milled. So characterful!

 

Finnish Soul Garden designed by Taina Suonio, built by Conquest Creative Spaces

A standout success of the ‘sanctuary garden’ theme is this year’s Finnish Soul Garden.  The design is intended to transport visitors to a seaside garden to be used as a recreational facility by city dwellers. It features FSC certified reclaimed Greenheart jetty boards specified by Taina to become characterful, durable decking in the outside dining and sauna and cool-off area.

The Forge Garden designed by Blue Diamond Garden Centres, built by Conquest Creative Spaces

Inspired by Branscombe Forge in Devon, one of the oldest working forges, artisan garden was like ‘stepping back through time’.   It’s no wonder that The Blue Diamond Forge Garden was awarded Best Artisan Garden along with a Silver Award at the show.

The Garden features a thatched roof forge and we were thrilled to supply FSC certified reclaimed timber beams as structural supports within this atmospheric space.

The garden will be rebuilt in its entirely after the show at Bridgemere Show Gardens (part of the Blue Diamond owned Bridgemere Garden Centre), in Nantwich Cheshire where it will take its place alongside other RHS Award Winning Gardens.

Huge congratulations to Managing Director, Alan Roper and his talented team.

Chesneys at Cheslea Flower Show

We were absolutely delighted to collaborate with celebrated luxury fireplace, stove and outdoor living business, Chesneys.

We provided FSC certified reclaimed timber, used to create an eye catching show stand, strong and durable enough to cope with the relentless footfall of show visitors.