Colchester-based paving importer and supplier, Global Stone, is sponsoring a show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show this and it’s been highlighted as a ‘must see’ by the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea website.
The Global Stone Bee Friendly Plants Garden shows how careful planting choices can encourage bees to forage in even the smallest of urban spaces. The world’s bee population is already in serious decline with new threats posed by little understood parasites and diseases.
A trend towards ethical gardening in the UK has also seen consumers more carefully considering the materials they use in their gardens. Global Stone’s garden features natural sandstone paving juxtaposed with inky-black limestone. The whole garden is set against an imposing dark slate wall backdrop, beautifully engraved with a provocative quotation.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is held annually in May at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, London. It is the most famous gardening show in the world, attracting 157,000 visitors each year and receiving extended coverage on the BBC.