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Tradestand Award for Crane at RHS Chelsea Flower Show


By Sarah Rumbles - 24th May 2017

It was announced yesterday that we have won the 5 Star Tradestand Award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the fourth year in a row!

This year’s display was based around our stunning Garden Room with Veranda, with a cobbled pathway, and a beautiful garden.

The Garden Room has got cedar shingle tiles on the roof, and this is teamed with Georgian windows and Farrow & Ball’s exterior paint: we used Light Gray for the walls, and Pointing to add a distinctive look to the doors, windows, and picket fence of the veranda.

Peter Mortin, Crane’s National Sales Manager, is the designer of the garden, and he wants the garden to be achievable for everyone, and to leave visitors with inspiration for their own gardens: “All of the plants we use in the display are easy to obtain and grow, so everybody who has a Crane garden building knows that they can also achieve the garden to complement it.”

The plants Peter used are full of colour, helping to epitomise a luscious spring garden. Among the greens of the ferns, various grasses and hostas, there are jewels of different purples with lavender, acers and scabious, with pinks, yellows, and the occasional white of daisies and the vibrant red of azaleas, all shining out.

Inside the building, Ivory painted matchboard lining creates a clean, bright feel, and the interior features have all been supplied by Joyful Living, creating a comfortable, fresh feeling inside.

Nick and James Crane, the company partners, are both very pleased, saying: “After four years, it is still a very humbling award to win at this most prestigious of flower shows, and as usual, our manufacturing, installation and gardening teams have all done amazing jobs to get us here.”

Well done to everyone who was involved – the building and gardens look wonderful, and we’re sure all the visitors we get this week will love it.

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