Gibbs & Dandy’s Hereford branch is helping with the creation of a stunning feature to be included in a large show garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
The branch, which is a timber specialist, has supplied Fresh Sawn Oak specially imported from France for the bespoke design by the award-winning garden designer, Chris Beardshaw.
The Morgan Stanley Garden for Great Ormond Street Hospital will be a rich, green woodland scheme, with pockets of colourful plants. There will be a water feature and a main structure, which has been inspired by a Japanese summer house. The timber supplied by Gibbs & Dandy will be used to create this structure.
After the show, the entire display will be dismantled and transported to Great Ormond Street Hospital. The garden will then be re-assembled and set up as a permanent feature, to be enjoyed by parents and families of the children undergoing care at the hospital.
Richard Flower, Manager of Gibbs & Dandy Hereford, said: “One of our customers, Colin Thomas from Enchanted Wood, got in touch with us on behalf of one of his clients. I was really surprised when he told us what the Oak was going to be used for. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a world-famous event, so it’s a great honour to supply the timber and be part of the show.
“As a specialist Timber Merchant and through our supply chain, we have access to an extensive range of Hardwoods, Clear Softwoods,Sawn Redwood Joinery, Machined Softwoods and a full range of Sheet Materials, so there was no problem for us to source the Oak for this project.”