For this year’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, we were asked by Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction to design a bench that makes people ‘FEEL GOOD’! The brief asked for a bench for show-goers to sit down, relax, connect with friends and family and learn something new.
We decided to use fallen timber from Delamere Forest after Storm Doris blew into the Forest early this year, bringing down many trees with her 90-mile an hour winds. The idea is to create an oasis of calm out of nature’s destruction.
Using galvanised legs for a hardwearing contemporary look, the bench also includes two smaller benches to sit on and a selection of rustic larch stools.
Choosing timber from Delamere Forest, which is a place for families to let off steam, escape the crowds and find peace in the heart of Cheshire also resonates with the benches ‘connect with friends and family’ theme. We all know how important it is to sit down with family and friends, enjoy good food and catch-up, especially in today’s hectic world.
Working in partnership worth Fryers Roses in Knutsford, the central area of the table, which follows the natural grain of the larch timber, was planted with a selection of herbs and plants to stimulate body and mind.
Over the show we watched visitors sit down, relax, meet friends and learn something new - all proven ways to make you FEEL GOOD. And we LOVED it when Mr & Mrs Flora popped by!!