Burgon & Ball, the UK?s longest-established manufacturer of garden tools and accessories, has won five stars from the Royal Horticultural Society for its stand at the Chelsea Flower Show 2016.
In its twentieth year at the show, the Sheffield-based manufacturer has again been recognised for going above and beyond in its presentation, creating an area which is not simply about product but which instead offers an attraction in its own right, to enhance the Chelsea visitor experience.
Taking centre stage are two pairs of giant topiary shears, created in topiary.?The shears were designed in ligustrum nearly a year ago and have been grown slowly in Hampshire to produce a hardy pair of living plants. The shape is that of the classic Burgon & Ball shears, a design largely unchanged since the company started making them in 1730.
The finishing touches to the Chelsea topiary were made once the plants were on site, with small succulents, air plants and several varieties of moss added to create a delicate and beautiful exhibit. The display has certainly been well-received, by RHS judges and public alike; the topiary has attracted a lot of comment and has been much photographed during the show.
Heather Culpan, managing director at Burgon & Ball, said: “We are delighted to receive the five-star accolade from the Chelsea judges. We?re very conscious that we occupy a premium position on Main Avenue, right next to the?silver gilt-winning ?Support, the Husqvarna Garden?, and we need to give good account of ourselves. We feel that we have done that with our stand this year, and it?s wonderful that the RHS panel also feels we are adding to the Chelsea experience”.
She continues: “We invest significantly in building our brand presence to ensure garden-lovers are familiar with our products and know where to buy them; exhibiting at the Chelsea Flower Show is perhaps the ultimate opportunity to meet the people who use and love our products, and to hear what they think. We?re thrilled that they, like this year?s RHS panel, feel that we offer unrivalled quality, expertise and innovation.”