Design and materials to be showcased by BALI garden for Chelsea

BALI is to submit a design for a show garden at next year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show, showcasing design innovation and the wide range of construction materials and techniques available to landscape contractors.

The association hopes to use the garden to draw attention to the opportunities the landscape design and construction industry offers to young people and promote the new horticulture and landscape trailblazer apprenticeship standards.

A competition has been launched to solicit designs for the 6x6m "Fresh" garden, open to BALI-registered designers. The association's designer director Janine Pattison and board director David Dodd will choose the final design.

If approved, it is anticipated that the chosen design will be built by registered contractors or student members of the association, supported by their BALI training provider colleges and Dodd's landscape construction company The Outdoor Room. Materials will be sourced from BALI affiliate (supplier) members.

BALI members achieved 21 medals at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show, including gold and the Best in Show award for BALI-registered designer Andy Sturgeon.

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