Award for Best Show Garden went to James Basson for the design of the M&G Garden, a monumental evocation of a Maltese quarry with key materials supplied by the Bromborough business.
Specialist Wirral supplier Blockwalls played a key role in helping of the the exhibitors at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show win a gold medal.
The award for Best Show Garden went to James Basson for the design of the M&G Garden, a monumental evocation of a Maltese quarry where “nature and a gardener of exceptional talent have worked together to heal the scars of excavation”.
Virtus Concrete Solutions (trading as Blockwalls), was approached to supply the design project with sustainable pond blocks and back wall blocks which were manufactured with moulds following support received through Regional Growth Funding.
Bromborough-based Blockwalls has been boosted by Regional Growth Funding and the support of both Wirral and St Helens chambers of commerce.
Jonathan Quinn, chief executive owner and founder of the firm, said: “We are specialists in manufacturing concrete blocks for the construction of retaining walls, flood defence walls and recycling material bays.
“Key to our work on the M&G Garden was to look at all the possibilities on how to use concrete lego blocks to be both sympathetic to other design elements and to work to the required specification.”
The M&G Garden was one of the boldest and most arresting seen at the Chelsea Flower Show for many years, comprising a limestone quarry with exposed walls and scattered stone blocks, wild plants, gnarled old trees and broad stone stacks soaring up to 26ft.
Wirral Chamber chief executive, Paula Basnett, added: “The work carried out by Blockwalls is very innovative and, as is clearly demonstrated, its capabilities for creating products which can be utilised within a diverse spectrum of projects offers great opportunity for the future development of the company.”