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Dorset company celebrates after winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show awards
A DORSET company is celebrating after the gardens it helped to create won medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Purbeck-based Lovell Stone Group worked with designers on the entries to the prestigious show.
It supplied material to the Homebase’s ‘Time to Reflect’ garden designed by Adam Frost which won a gold medal.
All the stone for this project came from the firm’s Chicksgrove Quarry near Salisbury and was processed in Dorset at the Langton Matravers factory.
Lovell’s managing director Simon Hart said: “We worked closely with Adam Frost the garden designer and started looking at different ideas at the end of last year.
“In total over 60 tonnes of Chicksgrove stone was supplied.
A water feature runs through the garden, the source of which is a 2 tonne block of Chicksgrove stone which had a hole specially drilled through.
As well as features stone, Chicksgrove paving, radial steps, walling and architectural masonry was supplied to the gold medal garden.”
Lovell also supported the garden by wine company Cloudy Bay, designed by Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam of the Wilson McWilliam Studio.
It narrowly missed out on a gold medal, getting a silver guilt.
Mr Hart said: “Purbeck stone from our quarries at Langton Matravers was supplied, again this had a water feature running through it with a rill formed from Purbeck stone, with space to put bottles of Cloudy Bay wine in to chill.
“Purbeck paving and steps were also supplied and we worked with Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to create a new type of bespoke walling, which has received a great deal of interest at the show.”
He added: “We are delighted to have supplied all the stone for two medal-winning gardens at this year’s RHS Chelsea flower show.
“It is building on the success from two years ago when we supplied stone to a gold and a silver guilt medal-winning garden.
“Lovell Stone Group has developed a reputation with the country’s top garden designers for supplying bespoke stone products to meet their exacting specifications.
“The success at the show is a real credit to the hard work of the team at Lovell Stone Group.”
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