Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has supplied quality commercial flag paving and kerbs to the Institute of Quarrying’s award-winning ‘Quarry Garden’ at the National Memorial Arboretum.
Featuring at this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, the multiple award winning garden, designed by gardening expert Paul Hervey-Brookes, won Best In Show, Best Construction and a Gold Medal.
The garden has now been reinterpreted to fit a space just inside the entrance to Staffordshire’s National Memorial Arboretum.
The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year-round Centre for Remembrance; honouring the war fallen, recognising service and sacrifice.
Located on a restored former sand and gravel quarry, it was gifted on a peppercorn rent by Tarmac with a 999 year lease.
Sales Director for Charcon, Mark Barter, says: “It has been an honour to be involved in this project and see the garden installed as a permanent fixture within the National Memorial Arboretum for people to enjoy for years to come.
“Not only does the Quarry Garden aim to convey to the public how efficient quarrying can be, it also fosters young talent by supporting local students on their horticultural journey.
“It has been great to showcase the wonderfully creative ways of using Charcon’s Eco range products, which with their quality and durability, will truly stand the test of time in the Quarry Garden.”
Charcon’s 600mm x 600mm EcoPave® Textured flag paving in Grey Fleck was used throughout the garden. Containing 50% recycled or reclaimed materials, its sustainability is assured and it incorporates uniquely formulated Cornish aggregates to optimise performance, durability and the visual appeal of granite.
Together with this, Charcon’s Eco Countryside® Kerb featured as the garden edging and also replicates the look of natural granite. Manufactured in the UK from 82% recycled or reclaimed material content, it boasts superb environmental benefits and is available in a choice of installed profiles.
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