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Helping RHS Chelsea garden meet its sustainable vision

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Heidelberg Materials has contributed towards creating the beautiful Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Repurposed garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Helping RHS Chelsea garden meet its sustainable vision

In partnership with the company's merchant customer, Jewson, Heidelberg Materials donated 56 25 kg bags of its Low Carbon cement and the same quantity of Quickcem fast-setting cement to help with the structural elements of the garden.

The RHS is the leading horticultural organisation in the UK and is committed to making its shows and gardens as sustainable as possible. The RHS Chelsea Repurposed garden, designed by Cityscapes, highlights the latest measures it is taking to achieve this.

“To build a sustainable and adaptive future, we need to look at ways to reuse and recycle the materials we already have”, said the garden’s designer Darryl Moore.

“To this end, nearly everything in this RHS feature garden has lived at least one life already – much of it at a previous RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

“As part of this we wanted to be able to use a low carbon cement for the paving in the garden and are very grateful to Heidelberg Materials for donating the material and Jewson for delivering it to site.”

By repurposing key elements from show gardens dating back as far as 2010, the garden celebrates creative recycling and includes drought-tolerant species planted in crushed concrete and sand salvaged from demolished buildings. After the show, every element of the garden will go on to enjoy yet another new life that continues to benefit people and wildlife.

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