4th May 2010
A flurry of activity is under way at
London’s historic Royal Hospital as De Boer personnel work their magic to
create stunning structures set to make this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show an
event to remember.
cultivated an enviable reputation at the world-famous floral extravaganza over
the past 11 years, De Boer has expanded its structural repertoire with a
spectacular array of designs for the 2010 showstopper, which takes place
between May 25 and 29.
Brackley-based company has started building the show’s ‘jewel in the crown’
centrepiece, the Great Pavilion with its 12,000-square-metre floor space
equivalent to the size of two football pitches.
unique design, created by linking two large modular Delta System structures via
a specially adapted A-frame structure, has proved a huge hit with organisers
and exhibitors alike.
Great Pavilion will spring to life with a burst of colour from 100 stunning
displays of plants including a hundred maple trees, and exhibitor Raymond Evison will unveil the new Clematis Diamantina, a beautiful free-flowering
blue-purple, compact double clematis.
the pavilion highlights is the Continuous Learning section which has been
revamped by one of the world’s best designers, Andrew Fisher-Tomlin, to promote
the ‘Power of Plants’ through 11 displays depicting locations around the world.
Boer’s impressive Gala hexagonal tent pavilion with a high pagoda roof will serve
as the bandstand for the annual horticultural show’s live music and entertainment.
De Boer’s structural showcase doesn’t end there. The company is also
responsible for building structures for on-site catering and offices for RHS
Plateau Pantry, one 3m-by-3m Pyramid structure will be used for ‘back-of-house’
catering with a further five 4m-by-4m Pyramids at Creek Gate serving as offices
for show staff. For the catering area at Western Avenue Food Court, De Boer
will build three 8m-by-8m Chalet structures joined together in an “L” shape to
create a stylish hospitality pavilion.
on-site headquarters including offices and hospitality areas at North Front
Offices will be accommodated in a 600-square-metre A-frame structure.
Morrison, De Boer’s Key Accounts Manager, said: “Each year, the RHS Chelsea
Flower Show delights, amazes and entertains visitors with its innovative garden
designs and exhibits. And every year, we at De Boer revel in creating
structures with the wow factor to entertain event-goers while at the same time
meeting the needs of organisers and exhibitors. We are delighted to be involved
with this event for the 11th successive year.”
year’s event plays host to 600 exhibitors from all over the world including Show Gardens,
Courtyard Gardens, floral exhibitors, floristry
displays, educational displays and garden product exhibitors.
of the gardening world’s best designers including Tom Stuart-Smith, Andy Sturgeon,
Robert Myers and Thomas Hoblyn will showcase their talents at this year’s show.
Stephen Hawking, renowned physicist and author of the iconic book A Brief History of Time, is due to make
a guest appearance at this year’s event after being the inspiration for one of
the show garden designs.
Stephen Hawking Garden for Motor Neurone
Disease reflects the passage of time with a path leading past prehistoric
plants such as mosses and ginko biloba, roses and plants discovered by Darwin through to the
present day. It is also expected to offer a glimpse into the future with olive
and fig trees if the global warming prophecy comes to fruition. In the middle
of the garden will be a black hole, a subject Prof Hawking spent years
RHS Chelsea Flower Show routinely attracts more than 150,000 visitors annually from
all over the world making it one of the must-see events of the year.