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Big Hedge Co.also rents out real hedging and topiary for the perfect finishing touch to an event, product launch or wedding? As well as being visually appealing, it is also a great-way to spread the word that “hedges are habitats and fences are boundaries” further. Big Hedge Co. has just returned from three of the biggest events in the summer calendar…the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show, Bolesworth International Horse Show and CarFest North…doing exactly that!
In May, Big Hedge Co. secured an exclusive three-year deal to design and supply the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with a selection of bespoke creations which were displayed across the showground. This involved the supply and installation of both hedging and topiary in specially designed planters to dress the visitor, hospitality and VIP areas. The distinct lilac planters included native varieties such as Beech and Field Maple this year.
In June, we attended the Bolesworth International Horse Show for the very first time. The Cheshire based event is one of the highlights of the show jumping calendar featuring riders from across the world as well as a selection of Big Hedge Co. hedging. The brief was to enhance the ‘look and feel’ of the VIP entrance and accompanying trade stands which sat opposite the main arena. With that in mind, we supplied twelve large wooden troughs of hedging, a further 12 tall planters featuring Buxus balls and some rather impressive bay trees at the entrances…even if we say so ourselves!
In July, our Managing Director received a call at 5.45pm on the night before CarFest started asking us to provide some topiary for their super car paddock…what a thrill yet what a challenge! However, we were on site the very next day at 6.30am with a range of mature topiary in upright planters to turn the paddock into an inspiring space for visitors to enjoy alongside the truly amazing selection of cars on display.
The Winds of Change
It is great to see events such as Bolesworth International Horse Show and CarFest North wanting to use real ‘boundaries’ and topiary to enhance their immediate surroundings. Today’s renewed focus on habitats rather than fencing is certainly becoming more prevalent at such events and long it may it continue…both personally and professionally!