Bowles and Wyer team head to the Chelsea Flower Show

Final design
Final design

A Pitstone garden design company are out in force at the Chelsea Flower Show this week.

One team from Bowles and Wyer have built a garden and another team have designed one.

Managing director Dan Riddleston is in charge of the 12 strong team that built the Brewin Dolphin Garden.

Owner John Wyer designed The Gaze Burvill Garden, which will be located on Main Avenue, alongside the major show gardens.

Dan Riddleston has been designing gardens for thirty years he said: “The team are really enthused about the quality of the hard landscaping materials that we are working with on the Brewin Dolphin Garden.

“The floating platforms are quite something to behold and rather complex feats of engineering both above and beneath the ground, so it is not without the challenges but one that we will relish. We wanted to do a combination of a roof garden with an ordinary garden.

“It is really exciting seeing it all come together and emerge from a design to a garden, it is not like a building, it is always changing and growing.”

One of the designers, Darren Hawkes, was interested in the way a company finds new ways to reach out to potential customers without alienating the traditional client base.

They use traditional materials and familiar plants within the garden combined with the slate monoliths.

Visitors must engage with the garden as they step from one level to another crossing over plants and leaning out over the water.

The public have access to a paved section of the garden that allows them to look across the space.

Designer John Wyer worked with Simon Burvill to deliver the roof garden with an outdoor kitchen that reflects the Gaze Burvill ethos of craftsmanship combined with design and integrity.

The garden has an oak tree, to reflect the raw material of Gaze Burvill’s products, the Splash Lounge Collection and a Broadwalk Tree Seat showing its different stages of making.

The Chelsea Flower Show allows the team to meet their customers, and visitors get the chance to come onto the garden and view the Splash Lounge Collection, which has a contemporary feel.