RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Greenbloc Ultra used in gold medal-winning Best in Show garden at RHS Chelsea flower show

Posted on: May 31st 2023    •    Posted in: Company News, Greenbloc

We were very pleased to have supported Horatio’s Garden and Harris Bugg Studio with their award-winning garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year. We supplied Greenbloc Ultra solid dense 100mm blocks for use in the garden. By using Greenbloc, carbon savings of 77% were achieved compared with using a conventional concrete block made using Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC). Our sister company, Poundfield Precast, produced the innovative permeable concrete pathways designed by Harris Bugg Studio, again using low carbon technology which impressed both judges and visitors alike (find out more here)

It was fantastic to hear that they won Best in Show and a Gold medal for this beautiful, patient-friendly and environmentally responsible garden.

Horatio’s Garden is a national charity creating and nurturing beautiful gardens in NHS spinal injury centres to support everyone affected by spinal injury. They invited Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg of award-winning landscape design practice Harris Bugg Studio to design and build their first show garden at RHS Chelsea. The garden was generously funded by Project Giving Back, a grant-giving scheme which gives UK-based charities the chance to apply for a fully-funded show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Harris Bugg Studio designed a beautiful, immersive, restorative haven, the antithesis of a busy, clinical hospital setting for this year’s show.

Following the Show, the garden will be relocated as a permanent Horatio’s Garden at the Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Centre at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield – the second largest spinal injuries centre in the UK. This new garden will transform a car park and will be eight times the size of the Chelsea garden, providing a green haven where patients, their families and staff can spend time away from the busy hospital ward. This will be the eighth Horatio’s Garden in the UK, which includes gardens at Stoke Mandeville, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre in Salisbury District Hospital.

Horatio’s Garden has launched a capital appeal to raise the vital funds needed to create Horatio’s Garden Sheffield and to find out more and donate to the appeal, please visit horatiosgarden.org.uk.