Gibbs & Dandy's Hereford branch is helping with the creation of a 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 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.