RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 - Award winning M&G Show Garden

"The Retreat"

M&G commissioned award-winning landscape designer Jo Thompson to create a sylvan themed garden retreat for the M&G Garden 2015. The garden featured a two-storey oak framed building inspired by the writing room of poet Vita Sackville-West at Sissinghurst Castle and features a large natural swimming pond edged with water-loving plants.

SealEco EPDM Box-welded Pond liner.

Jo asked Martin Kelly of Fairwater Ltd to install the liner and working alongside Scott of S.H. Landscape they achieved a stunning result.  Pond plan templates created from CAD data were produced and used simultaneously by both the ground workers constructing the hard landscaping, and our fabricators creating the box welded liner.

This allowed the liner to be manufactured in advance and delivered to site whilst the actual pond was still being constructed, ensuring the project could be completed in time.

The 0.75mm SealEco tailor made liner started out as a 9m x 15m flat sheet welded in our flat sheet factory, it was then taken to our tank and tailored factory for the more intricate work to begin. 
Normally the template is sent to us but in this case because of the urgency we were given the drawings and Tom and Philip marked out the full size template from cad drawing.
The whole job, from start to finish took eight hours and 135m2 of material.

Obviously this is all worthwhile particularly when you see the result of your labours at such a prestigious event.
Once the liner was in place the build could continue, in this case a deck/jetty and pavilion stand on top of the liner above the water line.
The decking/jetty is supported by submerged Oak posts standing in the pond on top of the liner. 


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(images courtesy of Fairwater Ltd.)


Jo Thompson