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.
The leading UK manufacturer of natural slate products and the building materials group are supplying a total of 10 different types of landscaping materials to Paul’s Cancer Research UK Legacy garden at the festival.
The Cancer Research UK Legacy garden celebrates the hope and optimism brought about by gifts in wills, and encourages 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.
The Breedon materials are 100mm concrete blocks from the group’s Wickwar site, various sized cobbles for the “river” from its Wangford quarry, and Breedon Golden Amber self-binding gravel from Breedon quarry.
Paul’s garden at Hampton Court will be built by GK Wilson Landscapes who built his RBC Brewin Dolphin Garden at Chelsea.
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 will be built by Augustine John Developments.
The decorative aggregates from Breedon Special Aggregates and Breedon’s acclaimed Breedon Golden Amber gravel can be purchased directly from www.breedon-special-
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’ symbolises hope and though the journey is difficult, you are not alone.