Bowles & Wyer Contracts to make debut at Chelsea

Landscape contractor Bowles & Wyer Contracts will make its first appearance at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year when a team from the firm will build a show garden for designer Thomas Hoblyn.

Hoblyn's Homebase-sponsored, Cornish-inspired design incorporates a granite plunge pool linked by a series of water channels to a smaller pond lying under a timber, steel and glass-topped pavilion.

The surrounding garden will take a wild naturalistic form, reflecting Cornish garden style with Scots pines, rhododendron, bamboo, grasses and perennials. The granite for the pool is sourced from Cornwall's last commercial quarry and will be transported to the site in one-tonne pieces.

Bowles & Wyer director Dan Riddleston, who gained 12 years of experience at Chelsea before joining the firm in 2006, said it would be a complex build requiring meticulous precision.

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