FutureScape bolstered its seminar offering this year, providing attendees with informative sessions on the latest products and materials available to landscapers, garden designers and landscape architects. These seminars took place in the Esher Hall, with visitors giving immensely positive feedback on all sessions.
Millboard’s Carl Markham took the audience through the decking solutions available to garden designers looking to bring their vision to reality. Carl’s material knowledge was paired with the garden designer know-how of Greenbird Gardening’s Chris Rixton, who explained the role of decking in bringing a show garden to life. Chris considered how lighting, plants and seating areas are all impacted by decking and broke down the ‘rules’ to win gold medals at prestigious flower shows such as Chelsea and Hampton Court.
The costs at every stage of a show garden were considered, from submission through to breakdown, giving attendees a firm grasp of the true overall cost. Chris then closed with steps which budding designers can take to reach their dream of working on a show garden.