Global Stone is sponsoring an attention-grabbing garden at the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show this year. Created using Global’s natural stone to stunning effect, the garden highlights the plight of the world’s bees and demonstrates how even small scale gardeners can help to boost bees’ immunity to pests and diseases.
Bees are crucial to our crops and, as such, play a vital role in the survival of mankind. Over the last decade or so their populations across the globe have been in serious decline due to the combined threats of pests, diseases and loss of habitation. With this in mind, the Global Stone Bee Friendly Plants Garden features plants which both attract bees and provide them with the highest quality nutrition. With recent research concluding that a range of good nutrition significantly improves bees’ resistance to disease, planting thoughtfully can really make a difference.
The garden is a great example of local collaboration: designed by Suffolk garden designer, Janey Auchincloss, and featuring the plants of local company, Bee Friendly Plants, key elements of the design have also been sourced locally: timber, joinery, metalwork and engravers. In keeping with the garden’s ecological message, Global Stone’s natural paving elements are sourced with the sustainability of the environment for future generations very much in mind. The whole garden is set against an imposing dark slate wall backdrop, beautifully engraved with a provocative quotation.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be held this year from the 25th till the 29th of May at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, London. It is the most famous gardening show in the United Kingdom, and probably the world, attracting 157,000 visitors each year and receiving extended coverage on the BBC.
For more information about Bee Friendly Plants see http://www.beefriendlyplants.co.uk
For more information about Chelsea Flower Show see http://www.rhs.org.uk/Shows-Events/RHS-Chelsea-Flower-Show/2010