Job Done - Laying artificial lawn at Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon rose garden

Project: Laying artificial grass at RHS Wisley

Client: RHS

Contractor: Trulawn

The RHS contracted turf company Trulawn to lay an artificial lawn on an area of the Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon rose garden created by designer Robert Myers at RHS Wisley in Surrey.

The garden, sponsored by Witan Investment Trust, lies on a natural slope and includes trees, pathways and rose beds with newly-introduced shrubs and herbaceous perennials.

The RHS chose the artificial grass as an authentic-looking and easy-maintenance option for a popular area surrounding the garden's pavilion. Trulawn excavated and flattened the ground and laid the new surface on the garden over three days in November last year. Managing director Ian Parry said it was the first time the firm had worked with the RHS.

He said Trulawn was relatively new to the artificial lawn market and could see huge potential for growth in the future. "From our first year to this year we've trebled our turnover," he added.


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