Chelsea Flower Show 2018 – Best Space to Grow Garden. The Silent Pool Gin Garden
August 17, 2018
The prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 was yet another year of beautiful garden designs and lush outdoor living space ideas.
This year, we were pleased to provide our PAS:100 soil improver to one of the entrants. We shipped pallets of 50L bags of our Soil Improver from Creeting St Mary in Suffolk to the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea.
Our licensed compost sites produce compost to BS PAS:100 and the Compost Quality Protocol specification. This is the public accredited specification for composted materials developed by WRAP in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Association Ltd (REAL). The advantage of PAS:100 and Quality Protocol assured products is that they are no longer considered a waste and can be spread straight to land, avoiding costly spreading deployment charges.
Soil Improver 0-12mm. 100% recycled green materials – 0-12mm particle size
Our 0-12mm compost is safe, reliable and consistent, and can be used in a number of landscape applications, including; Soil improvement and manufacture, Brownfield regeneration schemes, Bioremediation, Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS), Green roofs, Parks and gardens, Erosion control, Flood alleviation.
‘The Silent Pool Gin Garden’ Winner of a Silver Gilt Medal in the Peoples Choice – Best Space to Grow.
This stunning garden was Designed by David Neale and built by Neale Richards Garden Design.
ABOUT THE GARDEN
Mixing sleek hard landscaping with drifts of soft planting, the garden provides a contemporary yet relaxing city haven for a professional couple in which to unwind.
The garden is inspired by the Silent Pool Distillery, located in the beautiful Surrey Hills. The materials are influenced by the distiller’s careful selection and, where possible, locally sourced ingredients. A raised, infinity-edged water feature reflects the spring-fed Silent Pool, a source of water for the gin. UK-sourced materials used in the garden include textural Portland stone, Purbeck walling and weathered oak. The gin-making process is represented through laser-cut copper panels, copper distillation helmets and a central ‘citrus peel’ sculpture. Multi-stemmed trees create a canopy for a layer of privacy.
The planting, in tones of blues, whites, greens and copper, blends to create a calming ambience. Five of Silent Pool Gin’s 24 botanicals have been used, including angelica, iris and rose.
The delicate pale blue Meconopsis hints at the colour of the gin bottles produced by Silent Pool Distillers All the materials, such as the handmade dry stone walling, steel water features and timber backdrops, have been UK-sourced Water loving Iris fulva sit gently in the pale green water of the main pool.
Great to see Phillip Schofield enjoying a gin in The Silent Pool Gin Garden!
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