Meadowmat helps the Landscape Group Secure Gold Award – The Southport Flower Show (August 14-17th) is the UK’s largest independent flower show. This year it was full of beautiful displays and stunning garden designs. For the second year running, The Landscape Group entered a show garden, this year themed around recycling.
The Landscape Group specialise in green infrastructure. They offer grounds maintenance, tree surgery, street cleaning and landscape construction. Designed by Dominic Knower the ‘Reuse to Enthuse’ garden was created using left-over materials and was designed to be an outdoor classroom.
Good use for old pallets by the Landscape Group in their “Reuse to Enthuse” garden built from recycled materials.
The Landscape Group’s waste was cleverly recycled throughout the award-winning garden. To start with temporary yard fencing was transformed into raised planters and a compost bin. Then, wood pallets were used in the wall garden. After that, temporary boundary paling were converted into a bespoke rear fence and waste tree logs became a green house floor. In a similar way used tyres were then shredded to create a play-safe path. Finally, a cement tub evolved into a nature pond and a green house was built from plastic bottles.
The final garden had to use waste but also had to be aesthetically pleasing and wildlife-friendly. We sponsored the garden and supplied the Meadowmat Wildflower Turf that Dominic used in the finished garden. Meadowmat is the quick and easy way to establish a wild flower meadow in any garden. It is designed to encourage biodiversity by attracting pollinating insects.
Following the close of the show, the garden will be recycled again and rebuilt in the local area. Then The Landscape Group will work with local schools to teach children about horticulture, wildlife and recycling.