Over the years we have worked with a number of garden designers for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, installing Show Gardens and winning top accolades from the public and designers alike.
The final week of the RHS Chelsea is a culmination of several months, if not years of planning, for the garden designers and of course ourselves. Winning Gold is the reward for all the hard work and dedication by the Willerby construction team who work tirelessly and long hours with the designer to prepare the gardens to perfection for the judges, sponsors and the public.
Working with designers such as Robert Myers, Laurie Chetwood, Patrick Collins, Mary-Louise Agius, Michael Balston and TV personality Joe Swift has enabled us to deliver exciting and beautiful Show Gardens that are memorable in many different ways and the winning of Gold medals is the icing on the cake!!
Since 2014 we had made a conscious decision not to participate at RHS Chelsea Flower Show due to our involvement with a number of exciting projects, such as the transformation works at the Queen Olympic Elizabeth Park Canal Park, the Kings Cross Development, North West Cambridge Development and the commencement of a number of prestigious projects during this time. However earlier this year we were approached by Laurie Chetwood to see if we would be able to resource the installation of his show garden.
RHS Chelsea 2017
Finally, early March we were able to put the planning together and in collaboration with Jody Lidgard of Bespoke Outdoor Spaces we committed to installing The Silk Road Garden, Chengdu China designed by architect Laurie Chetwood and garden designer Patrick Collins, their fourth show garden at Chelsea. It combined architecture and planting in a conceptual East-West landscape with a dramatic ‘Silk Road’ bridge linking the various elements of the garden.
The capital of the ancient Shu kingdom 3,000 years ago, since ancient times Chengdu has been known as ‘the Abundant Land’ owing to its fertile soil and favourable climate. The Silk Road Garden reflects this rich history and culture.
Click through to our Chelsea Diarywhich shared our day to day challenges on installing this exciting Show Garden and below we are able to show you a time lapse video of the installation which has been kindly supplied by the Royal Horticultural Society.