Envirolink Northwest Low Carbon Garden goes from Green to a spectacular Silver Gilt | Knutsford Times

Envirolink Northwest Low Carbon Garden goes from Green to a spectacular Silver Gilt

By on July 23, 2010

Envirolink Northwest is now the proud owner of a Silver Gilt Medal, which was awarded by the RHS for our Tatton show garden yesterday afternoon. 

Pip Probert the North West based garden designer has achieved a Silver Medal for two years running and wanted to improve on this for herself and Envirolink Northwest at this year’s RHS Tatton Show.

Our garden will now be on show to the public for the next 5 days showcasing renewable energy and recycled products sourced from local suppliers, demonstrating how easy it is to incorporate these greener products into any garden, landscaping or building scheme.

Envirolink Northwest is a not for profit company which aims to develop, establish and grow companies in the Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services (LCGSS) sector in the North West. All materials, products and plants used in the garden have been sourced from regional businesses making the garden a local demonstration of innovative, modern design.

Nicola Ball, Head of Market Development at Envirolink Northwest said: “We are absolutely thrilled that we have been awarded the Silver Gilt medal in the back to back garden category. We have never presented a garden before at Tatton and winning this award reassures us that people are aware of the importance of reducing their carbon footprint. Low carbon technologies and environmental goods and services are becoming more and more important and familiar to people. Incorporating these technologies into a garden like ours shows how easily this can be achieved and makes it a real possibility.”

Pip Probert comments: “I really enjoyed working on the garden for Envirolink Northwest, this was a new and exciting challenge to incorporate recycled products and renewable energy and making the garden a local demonstration of innovation combined with modern design. I am over the moon that all the hard work has paid off and I have won the silver gilt award for myself and also for Envirolink Northwest. ”

The Envirolink Northwest Garden can be found at location D13. To find out more or to purchase tickets please visit www.rhs.org.uk/tattonpark or call 0844 338 7528

Garden description:
The garden has a number of sustainable elements including a raised pond and water feature powered by solar PV panels, a recycled plastic wood substitute used for garden decking, a recycled tyre crumb is the main component used to create the paved area and colourful recycled glass chippings are used on the garden approach. Soothing colours have also been used to create a tranquil and charming setting with a variety of beautiful plants including Tree Ferns, Liatris, Heucheras, Green Rudbeckia and Echinacea.

A number of materials have been provided by Northwest businesses to create the garden including LED lights from Chester based MJ Lighting, recycled cardboard biomas from Ecobriqs, recycled plastic decking from Highwood UK and solar PV panels from Micro-Generation Systems.

Suppliers list:
Aqualife Water Plants & Landscapes Ltd
Brentwood Moss Nurseries
Earth Exchange
Eco Composite Recycling Ltd
Recycled Briquettes Ltd
Grundy & Co Excavations Ltd
Highwood Consultants Ltd
Micro-Generation Systems
MJ Lighting Technology Ltd
Specialist Aggregates Ltd
The Bigger Plant Company Ltd
Whittakers Green Recycling (WGR) Ltd

Envirolink Northwest is the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) funded organisation whose aim is to develop the North West of England’s Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services (LCGSS) sector by making it a competitive force to provide sustainable solutions to environmental problems. Its aims and objectives are to: raise the profile of the North West’s environmental technologies and services sector in local, national and global markets; help the North West’s environmental suppliers to find and win new business; stimulate the formation of partnerships and consortia to address market opportunities; provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience; improve the competitiveness of the sector; and assist in links with the NWDA and other regional/national bodies.

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