The Southport Flower Show (August 14-17th) is the UK’s largest independent flower show and this year was again full of beautiful horticultural displays and stunning garden designs.  For the second year running, The Landscape Group entered a show garden, this year themed around recycling. 

The Landscape Group looks after green infrastructure offering grounds maintenance, tree surgery, street cleaning and landscape construction. Designed by Management Trainee Dominic Knower the ‘Reuse to Enthuse’ garden was created using left-over materials from that business and designed to function as an outdoor classroom.

Reuse to Enthuse

Good use for old pallets by the Landscape Group in their “Reuse to Enthuse” garden built from recycled materials.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure and The Landscape Group’s waste has been cleverly recycled throughout the award winning garden. Temporary construction yard perimeter fencing was transformed into raised planters and a compost bin. Wood pallets were utilised in the wall garden, temporary boundary paling were converted into a bespoke rear fence, waste tree logs became the green house floor, used tyres were shredded to create a play safe path, a cement tub evolved into a nature pond and plastic bottles constructed the green house.

It was important that the final garden not only utilised this waste but was aesthetically pleasing and wildlife friendly. Turfland sponsored the garden and supplied the Meadowmat Wildflower turf matting Dominic used in the finished garden. Meadowmat is the quick and easy way to establish a wild flower meadow in any garden and encourage biodiversity by attracting pollinating insects. 

Following the close of the show, the garden will be recycled again and rebuilt in the local area. The Landscape Group will then be working with local schools to educate children about horticulture, wildlife and recycling.