8th Jul 2021

Chelmer Valley At Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2021

his week it is Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2021 and our clay pavers are there

This week it is Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2021 and our clay pavers are there

Read about the gardens that use our clay pavers to create impressive designs.

Charlie’s Courtyard

Charlie’s Courtyard comes from the talented designer Jane Scott Moncrieff. One of the Get Started Gardens, a new category for 2021, these smaller plots are for new gardeners and designed by those who are also new to RHS Hampton.

Our Gromo Antica Clay Pavers create a charming effect in this courtyard design.
Charlie’s Courtyard, designed by Jane Scott-Moncrieff, built by Frogheath Landscapes

Jane’s design is the concept for her daughter’s prospective first home in London. The garden is a courtyard, featuring our Gromo Antica Clay Pavers surrounded by deep perennial borders. On the pavers sits a charming metal bench and table from Harrod Horticultural, in tune with the classic courtyard garden feel.

Describing the pavers as a “piece of cake” and easy to work with, Jane had never used them before but was so pleased with the results, she has already specified them for a further two garden designs.

Clay pavers make a charming addition at Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2021
Our Gromo Antica Clay Pavers makes an impressive feature in this garden

Originally the intention was to lay the pavers in a herringbone pattern, but it was ultimately decided that this might make the design look too busy. The pavers were laid in a stretcher bond pattern, with the edges angled around the edge of the patio. This angle was then mirrored in the positioning of the bench and table.

Although there were some hiccups with the greenhouse in the original design, Jane is pleased with the result of the garden. Jane has confirmed she has caught the show bug and we are excited to see what she does next.

The Viking Friluftsliv Garden

The clay pavers look impressive submerged as part of this water feature.
The Viking Friluftsliv Garden, designed by Will Williams, built by Burnham Landscaping

Will Williams’ The Viking Friluftsliv Garden takes its inspiration from the Scandinavian lifestyle and design principles. This Silver-Gilt medal-winning garden collides nature with contemporary design to create a striking, elegant design.

The clay pavers in the plunge pool add interesting detail.
Look closely for the stunning detail of our Gromo Antica Clay Pavers in the water

The garden itself has an impressive outdoor kitchen and seating area that perfectly reflects the Scandinavian enjoyment of outdoor living. An exterior fireplace with surrounding snug area is another great example of open-air living. The plunge pool is the main focal point of the design, and this is where our clay pavers come in. The pool is 1.5 metres deep and lined with our Gromo Antica Clay Pavers. The pavers looks beautiful submerged under the water and are the perfect complement to the Jura Grey Limestone and Contemporary Grey Sandstone from London Stone used elsewhere in the design. With plenty of wildlife-friendly planting to soften the design, the overall effect is of an impressive, functional garden that leaves you envying the Scandinavian lifestyle that this is based on.

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