Two top awards for eco-friendly garden

A GARDEN containing Enviroglass recycled glass pavers has won two awards at a national exhibition.

Clair Potter Designs, a small practice committed to sustainable and ecologically responsible design, teamed up with Enviroglass to enter the highly-acclaimed BBC Gardeners World Live at the NEC, Birmingham.

The focus of the garden was “grow locally and reduce air miles” as well as use environmentally responsible materials.

Enviroglass, owned and operated by Shetland Amenity Trust, donated a number of recycled glass pavers to the project for use in the design. The finished garden won a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) bronze medal and was also voted the public’s favourite garden.

Enviroglass representative Chris Massie said: “We were impressed by Claire’s ecologically responsible design ethos, which fully complements our products. Teaming up with her allowed us to exhibit our pavers, within a sustainable garden, to a national audience.

“We are thrilled the garden has attracted these awards, and would like to congratulate Clair Potter Designs. It is also good for our staff to see their hard work valued at a national level, in terms of quality and environmental credentials.”

Clair Potter said: “We were pleased to be awarded a RHS bronze medal but absolutely delighted when, on the last day, our design was announced winner of the public vote. It seems the ecological concept of the garden really struck a chord.”


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