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Marshalls has been working closely with The Children’s Society to create a stunning garden which is a modern, urban retreat that takes inspiration from what makes young people happy. Complete with outdoor brick oven, the garden has been created to provide a relaxed area for young people to enjoy – even Jamie Oliver has got in on the act and cooked a fresh pizza fresh from the oven!
Designer, Mark Gregory, has been inspired by The Children’s Society’s report into young people’s happiness to create a garden where teenagers can spend time with family and friends and asked for Marshalls help to create his dream garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and it was awarded a much sought after ‘Gold’ medal by the RHS Judges.
Mark, who also designed the charity's previous gold medal winning exhibits, celebrated his third successive gold, saying "I am absolutely over the moon; it's an incredible achievement for everybody involved. To come to the most prestigious flower show in the world and win gold three years in a row is an unbelievable feeling."
Chris Harrop, Marshalls Group Marketing Director says “although our sponsorship of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has come to an end, we are delighted to be involved with the show and we are continuing to support several gardens this year. Marshalls has supplied its superior Scoutmoor Diamond finish natural stone paving to The Children’s Society garden which has been laid around the plunge pool to provide a natural seating area where families can cool off. Marshalls is currently working with nef (New Economics Foundation) looking at the benefits of well designed landscapes on individual wellbeing and happiness, so The Children’s Society Garden was a great opportunity to showcase how landscapes can create areas which enhance people’s enjoyment and promote feelings of happiness and contentment.”
Marshalls has also provided their innovative Playpave to the Sun Flower Street Garden sponsored by The Sun Newspaper and Old Mill Brick to the Urban Garden created by World Skills and Askham Bryan College.