The zoo wanted to visually cover the enclosure from the public at the perimeter to minimise potential distress and distraction to the rhinos.
Green-tech supplied 50 gtGreen screens, installed around 60 metres of the Black Rhino enclosure to give some privacy while being pleasing to the eye. The gtGreen Screens create an instant, established ‘hedge’ in keeping with the existing surroundings.
Taking only days to install, the 1.2 long by 1.8m high Ivy gt green screens provide much needed ‘green’ coverage, offer quick establishment and the versatility for inclusion in a number of different applications.
Each gtGreen Screen contains eight pots holding Hedera ivy plants, a particularly reliable climber known to be especially frost resistant. They are ideal as an outdoor privacy screen to hide unsightly areas, security fencing, balcony screens or to add interest to an outside space. Biodiversity can be added to the gt Green Screens with the addition of climbers, to give more impact and colour and attract wildlife.
Stuart Ball from Green-tech visited the site at Chester Zoo and said: “We are delighted with how the gtGreen Screens look. They offer an ecology-friendly solution and blend in so well with the surrounding environment. They screen the Black Rhinos from the road really effectively. gtGreen Screens are ideal for any project that requires a ‘natural’ barrier or fencing.”