B&Q show garden with Chelsea gold medal

B&Q has won a gold medal for its show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show this year.

Designed by Laurie Chetwood and Patrick Collins, the entirely edible garden is the highest ever constructed at Chelsea at nine metres tall.

It contains a tower which has solar panels, a wind turbine and a thermal chimney to showcase sustainable energy, a steel staircase and a viewing platform.

The exhibit aims to show how everyone can grow their own food, however large or small their outdoor space. It was launched by Gwyneth Paltrow and B&Q celebrity ambassadors Kirstie Allsopp and George Clarke

B&Q horticulture trading manager Steve Guy: "We’re thrilled to have won a Gold medal after all the hard work both the designers and the team have put in. It’s a unique design with some beautiful planting and it has a great story behind it. We hope that visitors will be inspired to get gardening by growing their own fruit and veg."

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