Ever wondered what happens to all those plants and landscape materials once Hampton Court Flower Show closes its gates on the final day? With the help of local volunteers, Quadron organised the distribution of over 120 tonnes of materials from this year’s show to community projects.
Teams from Quadron Services’ Kingston, Paragon and Hammersmith and Fulham contracts were supported by volunteers from third sector partners Volunteering Richmond and Hammersmith Community Garden Association in the scheme which sees materials from the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show collected and distributed to community projects.
Between the 15th and 19th July, the Quadron teams and volunteers collected thousands of plants and over 120 tonnes of hard landscape material, which is being donated to community gardening organisations, care homes, Sheltered Housing Schemes, parks projects and NHS Trusts across Greater London.
This is the third year that Quadron has been involved in the Hampton Court Re-use Scheme and, this year, the company was pleased to be able to take the lead in managing collection and distribution of materials.
Andrew Kauffman and Preeti Chatwal from Quadron Services’ Development Team, who organised this year’s Re-use Scheme, said:
“We would like to thank all those volunteers who worked so hard with Quadron’s teams and the RHS, on what has been the most successful Re-use Scheme we have been involved with to date. The hard and soft landscape materials are currently being distributed by Quadron free of charge to a wide range of local Community Groups, NHS Trusts and Sheltered Housing Projects in west London and further afield, where they will enable local residents and volunteer organisations to create new, or improve existing community gardens.”