Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has supported the Institute of Quarrying by donating quality commercial flag paving and kerbs to the largest show garden that featured at the inaugural RHS Chatsworth Flower Show
To mark its centenary, the Institute of Quarrying entered the ‘Quarry Garden’ which celebrates the essential role of quarrying and mineral extraction in modern life.
600mm x 600mm EcoPave Textured flag paving in Grey Fleck has been used throughout the garden. This sustainable product, containing 50% recycled or reclaimed materials, incorporates uniquely formulated Cornish aggregates to optimise performance, durability and the aesthetic appeal of granite.
In addition, Eco Countryside Kerb served as the garden edging and likewise replicates the look of natural granite. Being manufactured here in the UK from 82% recycled or reclaimed material content, it boasts excellent environmental benefits and is highly durable. This means that the garden, which will be reconstructed at the National Memorial Arboretum following the show, will retain its premium finish for the long term once in situ at its new home in Staffordshire.
Mike Davies, Sector Marketing Manager for Charcon, comments: “We feel very privileged to have been involved in this project at it makes a very positive statement about the quarrying of today and how the land is protected and preserved throughout the extraction process.
“It was a tremendous result to learn that the judges had responded so well to the concept and finished result, awarding it three awards. The team at Charcon can’t wait to see the garden installed as a permanent fixture within the National Memorial Arboretum, where the quality and durability of our products will truly stand the test of time.”