Kent Landscape company, Slate Grey has recently picked up Best in Show and Garden Designer of the Year at this year’s Blenheim Palace Flower Show. The company’s design incorporated ExcelEdge aluminium edging to great effect.
Hastings, UK Kent based landscape company, Slate Grey, has recently picked up Best in Show and Garden Designer of the Year at this year’s Blenheim Palace Flower Show. Their garden incorporated ExcelEdge aluminium edging in a design named ‘Inner Space’.
Slate Grey provides high quality landscaping services in Kent, Surrey and East and West Sussex and entered the Blenheim Palace Flower Show with their ‘Inner Space’ design that followed a ‘mysterious seclusion’ theme. The design incorporates 1400 plants, 18 metres of mature hedging, a limestone path and ExcelEdge AluExcel aluminium edging. The centrepiece of the design is David Harber’s ‘Dark Planet’, a garden sphere with the apparent mass of hundreds of perfectly positioned pebbles.
The centre ring of the design was bespoke built in steel and powder-coated edging by ExcelEdge, a Kinley Systems brand. All remaining edging was in ExcelEdge AluExcel AE150M aluminium edging, powder coated to match the steel ring. Designed to edge or demarcate asphalt, rubber coating and other hard surface areas, AE150 is easy to install and is made from hard-wearing recycled and recyclable aluminium.
Slate Grey’s Richard Ayles commented on his company’s usage of AluExcel: “Kinley Systems pre-formed edging is beautifully made, easy to install and looks stunning. It certainly attracted a lot of attention at the show”. He added; “The preforming makes those perfect curves possible to achieve on a short time frame. The sales team were very helpful with this project from day one and the results speak for themselves”.
The Blenheim Flower Show, which took place over the 20th, 21st and 22nd of June at Blenheim House, attracted 38,000 visitors who enjoyed over 150 floral and garden exhibitions including a Grand Floral Marquee, garden landscapes and more. Of the high standard of entrants, Slate Grey’s design was selected as ‘Best in Show’ and the company was awarded this moniker along with ‘Garden Designer of the Year’, presented by celebrity gardener Monty Don and Judges Tim Miles and Jim Buttress, all of whom were very complimentary about how the garden had been created.
Kinley Systems was very pleased to have its product incorporated into this year’s winning design. The Hastings-based company’s ExcelEdge range of aluminium edging is used increasingly more by developers, architects, landscape designers and landscape architects who recognise the many benefits over less hard-wearing and easy to work with products. To learn more about the company’s broader range of innovative products for landscape environments can be seen at www.kinleysystems.com.
Follow this link to download a zip file containing images of the award winning design –http://www.kinleysystems.com/press/slate_grey_press_pack.zip