Where else would you find an English Country Garden at over 800ft in the sky, other than the Shard London.
The garden installation highlights native wildflowers from around the UK with Grow Wild, the UK’s biggest wildflower campaign ever.
The summer garden will be open from 2nd June – 18 September 2016 and is the highest summer garden in London and the highest artificial lawn in Europe. After all the installation is taking place on the tallest building in the United Kingdom. When the time comes for the summer lawn to be rolled away the planters filled with the wonderful wild flowers will be donated to community’s projects around London ensuring a future summer of bright colourful wild flowers.
After the success of the Winter Experience flooring installation, Evergreens UK was once again asked to supply and install artificial grass for this year’s summer garden installation. The product chosen for the project was our Wonder Grass 26mm that has recently won Which Best Buy artificial grass when compared to other artificial grass products. The grass itself was the perfect choice for the summer garden. This being because the grass provides a very natural aesthetic and was described by members of Which? Magazine as being very hard wearing.
The 300sqm installation was completed overnight to minimise disruption to the popular tourist view point and finished in under 7 hours. Installing on the 72nd floor brings problems not typically associated with installing artificial lawns. For example, each roll had to be cut from 4m to 2m wide rolls to allow access into the lifts for the journey involving 4 lifts, 3 floors down followed by 75 floors up. Despite this the summer lawn is complete and ready for the summer. The garden was opened by Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman. With awe-inspiring views of the London landscape the garden is sure to attract hoards of visitors.
Evergreens UK specialise in event flooring installation with our range of artificial grass products. Along with our dedicated installation team based from our Head Office we offer a fast, reliable and cost-effective service, and specialise in sports brand photoshoots and road show events across Europe.
Visit the Shard to enjoy panoramic view of the capital while enjoying a cocktail from the green fingered inspired drinks menu.