RHS Hampton Court – Silver Gilt Medal win for botanical garden featuring Millboard®

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show took place from 5 – 10 Jul 2016 and we were delighted to see Millboard feature on Silver Gilt Medal winning stand!  (Not to mention the week-long BBC coverage of the show). The Silver Gilt medal winner was designed by Jade Goto, built by Garden House Design, and sponsored by Crabtree & Evelyn.

It featured our Millboard Carbonised Charred Decking, inspired by the traditional Japanese Shou Sugi Ban technique, where timber’s surface is burned to create a striking and long-lasting finish.  Our Carbonised collection combines practicality with raw beauty. This garden featured our smoother, charred look and it looks stunning.

Visitors discovered scented pathways set out to reveal the perfume-inspiring qualities of flowers and botanicals. Working with award-winning designer Jade Goto, the garden was designed by our friends at Garden House Design and was planted in tiers, reflecting the base, heart and top notes of classic perfumery creation.

In-keeping with this fragrant and botanical treasure chest, the garden invited the passer-by to tread a path through mono-planted blocks evocative of the perfume fields of Grasse in Provence. The raised planters of singular species temporarily tame the abundant nature of fragrant notes, allowing the viewer to stop and inhale each one’s essence, enchanting the senses.  A perfumery still spills fine rivers of copper through the plants leading to the garden’s heart. Constructed from wood and glass, The Still Room is a botanical studio where the viewer can sit, pause and gaze upon the perfumer practising their art.  Congratulations all round! A well-deserved medal win! – From the Millboard team.

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