Bord na Móna has confirmed its proud support for the commemorative ‘D-Day 75 Garden’ at the forthcoming Chelsea Flower Show. For the second year running, the growing media supplier will collaborate with multi award-winning garden designer and sculptor John Everiss to bring his highly-anticipated show garden to life.
The ‘D-Day 75 Garden’, which is crowdfunding for public donations, will serve as both a tribute to the men and women who lost their lives during the D-Day Landings of 1944, as well as celebrate the lives of the surviving Normandy veterans – 75 of whom have been invited to attend the show and share their stories.
Paying homage through its design, the garden will comprise a carpet of 7,500 Armeria maritima plants (‘sea thrift’), with Bord na Móna providing premium Growise Pro 5 All Purpose Compost to keep the garden looking its best throughout the event. The company is also working closely with its hauliers, FLX, and the garden design team to ensure safe delivery of the garden from Chelsea to its permanent home in Normandy, for which Bord na Móna will supply an additional three pallets of compost.
Steve Harper, Head of Commercial and Marketing for Bord na Móna, commented: “Chelsea Flower Show is highlight on the calendar for the gardening community, and we’re delighted to show our support this year for two inspirational gardens that are sure to make their mark for visitors and the horticultural industry alike.”
Bord na Móna will also be supplying Composted Bark Mulch to complete ‘The Perennial Lifeline Garden’, which sees a classic rose garden reimagined as a low-maintenance rose meadow. Designed by Colm Joseph and Duncan Gargill, the garden will mark the 180th anniversary of horticultural charity, Perennial, highlighting its ever-evolving role in supporting those working in and retired from horticulture.
Both gardens will be open to the public at RHS Chelsea Flower Show from 21-25 May. To find out more about Bord na Móna and the Bord na Móna Growise range, visit: www.thegreenergardener.com.