Seven Gold medal winning gardens at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, showcased products from leading turf specialist Lindum. Included in the medals was Welcome to Yorkshire’s “Le Jardin de Yorkshire” – Silver-Gilt winner.
Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:
“It is brilliant that Lindum, a proud Yorkshire company, have been part of so many wins at Chelsea this year. They were a big part of our Jardin de Yorkshire garden, attracting lots of public attention and critical acclaim for their wildflower meadow turf. This success secures another great Yorkshire moment at Chelsea Flower Show for 2013.”
Stephen Fell, Managing Director, Lindum said: “It’s fantastic that so many medal winning gardens chose our specialist turf in their garden design. We have a long history of working with designers at Chelsea and for seven of them to win Gold using our range of turf products is an amazing success. “
Lindum’s development of Grassfelt, a soil-less grass growing in a strong felt base, was first recognised by Andy Sturgeon several years ago when he wanted bold expanses of lawn in one piece. This year, the Brewin Dolphin garden, the East Village Garden, the 9 Billion Conversation Garden, and the First Touch Garden, all had used Grassfelt to great effect – the rich, luminous green carpet with no visible joins is perfect for show gardens and announces to the world that grass is to be appreciated in a garden.
The sedums grown in Lindum’s SedumPlus green roof mats were used to extraordinary effect in “An Alcove (Tokonma)” garden Gold medal winner and the Best Artisan garden, bringing delicate and uniquely textured life to the walls and roofs of this enchanting garden. Sedum, used both on its own, or in mixtures with other drought tolerant herbs and flowers, can make such an impact on a roof, and support biodiversity.
Nigel Dunnett of The Green Roof Centre achieved a Gold medal for his wonderful and calming RBC Blue Water Roof Garden. The inspiration for Lindum Green Roof mat mixes, he showed just how it can be done with a range of drought tolerant plants, as well as making use of recycled grey water. London should be covered with roof gardens like this!