|Location:||Chelsea Flower Show, London|
The award for Best Show Garden at the 2017 Chelsea Flower Show went to the M&G Garden, for which Helifix supplied some vital, but unseen, components. The garden, which was on various levels, was inspired by an abandoned Maltese quarry and features monumental blocks of limestone planted with evergreens, perennials, grasses and ground cover unique to the dry Mediterranean island.
The two largest stone clad towers required support but the Royal Horticultural Society does not allow major excavations to be carried out, tree roots had to be avoided and whatever means of support was used had to be removed once the show was over.
The garden contractors, Crocus, turned to Helifix who supplied 12 Dixie micro-piles to support the two large limestone-clad steel columns. These circular hollow section piles offered the ideal solution as they could be rapidly installed, required no excavations or spoil removal and would be easy to remove when the garden was dismantled.
The Dixie micro-piles, which were easy to install and remove, provided reliable and economical support to the stone clad steel columns on this award-winning garden.