Welsh Slate and parent Breedon at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
Hard on the heels of the Chelsea Flower Show, Welsh Slate and Breedon Special Aggregates are supplying celebrated garden designer Paul Hervey-Brookes with materials for his latest garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, open 4-9 July.
The Cancer Research UK Legacy garden has varying levels and is mostly hidden from the outside. Discovery happens when you step inside – stream inlets lead to a central body of water with an isolated jetty – a metaphor for the fear and loneliness cancer can bring – but facing the ‘Pledge Pavilion’, which symbolises hope and carries the message that, though the journey is difficult, it does not have to be made alone.
Welsh Slate and its parent company, Breedon, are supplying various landscaping materials to Paul’s Cancer Research UK Legacy garden at the show.
The garden reflects the hope and optimism brought about by gifts in wills, encouraging reflection, conversation, and connection in a tranquil woodland.
The Welsh Slate products are 15 boulders, 250mm x 500mm Penrhyn Riven paving, four glacial boulders, sliced glacial boulders, slate feature stones, rockery stone, and 40mm and 20mm Penrhyn Blue chippings.
From Breedon come 100mm concrete blocks from the group’s Wickwar site, various sized cobbles for the ‘river’ from the Wangford quarry, and Breedon Golden Amber self-binding gravel from Breedon quarry.
Paul’s garden at Hampton Court is being built by GK Wilson Landscapes, who also constructed his RBC Brewin Dolphin Garden at Chelsea Flower Show earlier this year.
Breedon is also supplying its Breedon Golden Amber self-binding gravel and MOT Type 1 sub-base to BBC Morning Live’s resident gardener, Mark Lane, who is creating the accessible RHS-BBC Morning Live garden at Hampton Court. This is being built by Augustine John Developments.