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Matshona Dhliwayo

The Paper Chase Show Garden Living Wall, RHS Chelsea 2014

  • London, United Kingdom
  • 2014
  • For Sparsholt College

Project Details

  • Show Garden Living Wall
  • Educational

Horticulture students from Sparsholt College Winchester designed and built the Paper Chase Garden within the Discovery area of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to exhibit the recycling process of a paper cup, for which Biotecture installed a living wall. The garden was intended to demonstrate the benefits of sustainability, composting and waste recycling. The garden was planted in compost generated by recycling environmentally friendly disposable cups which had been collected from staff and students at the college for a year. The living wall provides a lush green backdrop that enhances the stand design, offering a vertical element. The Biotecture living wall system is made up of 100% Uk recycled plastic and uses a sustainable hydroponic growing medium that is widely used in industrial food production. Grodan is a spun limestone product that is specifically designed to create an optimal environment for root growth resulting in healthy plants. If you are interested to learn more about hydroponic growing and why it is the so good for living walls you can visit our ‘why hydroponics‘ page.

The students won a RHS Gold medal and an award for Best Discovery Exhibit. Each of the five sections of the garden represented a different stage of the recycling process – from use to reuse, showing the complete cycle. Biotecture installed a living wall within the ‘usage’ section.

Sparsholt College Winchester is to be congratulated on achieving Gold and Best Discovery Exhibit for 'The Paper Chase', which looked at the plants linked to paper and the cycle of use and re-use.

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