CED Stones Beside The Seaside: Supporting RHS Tatton Park Gold Winners Elliott Hood and Ben Poulter
RHS Tatton Flower Show visitors are in for a treat this year, with the ultimate seaside experience in the form of the Chaos To Coastline Coastal Garden sponsored by our friends at BALI. Designed and built by two new rising talents in the horticultural industry, CED Stone Group were only too happy to support the young stars.
As part of BALI and The RHS’s search for the best emerging designers and landscape contractors, Young Planting Designer Ben Poulter and Young Landscape Contractor Elloitt Hood from Garden Link were paired together for the flower show, and worked together on the whole project. They’ve only known each other for a few months now but as a dynamic duo, they’ve created a fantastically functional shore-side retreat that won an elusive gold medal. Congratulations guys!
‘It’s a good opportunity to work with someone new and take yourself out of the normal comfort zone’ said Elliott.
Designed for a city couple in need of a reviving weekend beach hideaway that will re-charge their batteries after a hectic urban week, the garden has different areas for different purposes. The garden includes a water feature art installation which, continuing the multi-functional nature of the design, is actually an outdoor shower – perfect for when you’ve been swimming in the sea and you’re covered in sand.
The curved shape of the art installation is inspired by the natural and dramatic shape of a crashing wave. The Sunken Terrace is another key design feature in the garden, which includes a wraparound bench in-front of a shelf, perfect for entertaining and relaxing in the sun.
Ben and Elliott have kept a contemporary landscaping style with clean and sharp lines and a free-flowing, authentic planting scheme in keeping with British coastlines. Perfectly accentuating the sandy beach feel, our expert team at the CED Midlands depot helped them to select CEDEC Gold Footpath Gravel, a specially graded aggregate which was chosen for its natural yellowish colour and grainy texture. Needing to accentuate the craggy cliffs and rock faces within their design, they also selected Gabbro Boulders to be placed throughout the scheme.
The fantastic Chaos To Coastline Coastal Garden garden can be seen at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show which runs from 19th - 23rd July 2017.