Teaching Sustainability from an Early Age is Child’s Play

One of our Hampshire based customers inspires a love of nature in the young, old and everyone in between.

We were thrilled to learn that one of our local customers, Nadine Charlton from Wallgarden, celebrated a 5 Star Trade Stand Award at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Following a successful debut at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2018 (where Wallgarden was presented with their very first 5 Star Award) the Stockbridge-based business returned to Chelsea for 2019 in a prime location on Main Avenue in collaboration with a multi-award-winning designer.

Wallgarden Trade Stand designed in collaboration with Sarah Eberle

Wallgarden are a unique business, designing bespoke playhouses with a specific point of difference. Nadine works with Chelsea Gold medallist and landscape architect Sarah Eberle to produce spectacular gardens that accompany each of Wallgarden’s amazing playhouses, with these interactive gardens serving to nurture creativity and imagination.

Rose Charlton age 4, from Hampshire, pictured adding the finishing touches to the garden in front of a cottage playhouse at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The landscaped space associated with each playhouse design aims to inspire a love of nature, wildlife and being outdoors. A great deal of emphasis is placed on creating an outside environment that allows children (and their friends and family) to celebrate nature, regardless of the season.

Nadine was introduced to Wildflower Turf through her association with Sarah and is now a firm convert, with the pair regularly using wildflowers to enhance Wallgarden’s playhouse designs.

Wallgarden showcased two playhouses at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show;  ‘The London Shop’ and ‘Hampshire Cottage.’ Both of these buildings and associated gardens were lit by Chelsea based expert, John Cullen Lighting. The lighting within the garden featuring Wildflower Turf was particularly stunning, as can be seen below.

Wildflower meadow at night

The ‘London Shop’ playhouse garden showcased what produce can be grown in a city environment and in town gardens, while the ‘Hampshire Cottage’ playhouse focused on the rural idyll, the kitchen garden and all that it brings.

The ‘London Shop’ playhouse

The wildflower offering that was incorporated into the Wallgarden stand this year featured a bright and colourful rainbow-style garden created using Wildflower Turf Ltd’s Native Enriched Turf – https://www.wildflowerturf.co.uk/Products/wildflower-native-enriched-turf.aspx  The colour and intense impact created by the wildflowers caused quite a stir amongst the public (young and old!) with rare orchids appearing within the turf as an added bonus.

Also delighting in the vibrancy was a wide array of wildlife including bees and butterflies. In fact, the bees were so plentiful that Nadine was asked by one visitor whether she had shipped them in especially for the display!!

The BBC featured the wildflowers in a segment within their hugely popular RHS Chelsea Garden Show coverage and the impactful garden inspired many visitors to consider how they may also be able to incorporate wildflowers into their own outdoor environments.

BBC Coverage

And what of the wildflower display now? Reflecting the true ethos of Wallgarden the wildflower garden was shipped off at the conclusion of Chelsea Flower Show, alongside its playhouse companion, and now resides in the outdoor space of its fortunate new owner.

For further information about Wallgarden, visit their website: https://www.wallgarden.co/

To learn more about Sarah Eberle, her website can be accessed here: http://www.saraheberle.com

If you’d like any additional information on anything mentioned in this blog, then please do get in touch on 01256 771 222 or email us at wildflower@wildflowerturf.co.uk.

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