Millboard was part of an RHS Chelsea platinum jubilee tribute to The Queen at Chelsea Flower Show this year.
A photography exhibition at the centre of the show’s Great Pavilion depicted images of The Queen visiting the show throughout her life. The setting, designed by award winning garden designer and landscape architect Dave Green, included an accessible deck walkway made from Millboard’s Weathered Oak Embered boards that flowed around the images, set amongst a woodland inspired planting scheme.
Dave designed the setting to create a serene environment for visitors to view the images amongst a colour palette of white, green, purple and blue plants, reflecting the tones found in natural woodlands. Dave commented: “The planting is designed to create a calm, still and natural space and I felt that the Millboard Weathered Oak Embered boards fitted in really well with this atmosphere.
The dark shades complement the deep glossy greens found in the shady planting and the natural feel of the product combined with its impressive slip resistance means it really adds to the visitor’s experience underfoot.
I’m thrilled to be working with Millboard - as a market leader in the decking industry it’s wonderful to be able to partner with them for this display. In addition to the look of the product it is also lightweight and robust, making it a great choice for outdoor spaces and a pleasure to work with - we’re looking forward to using it.”
Caroline Birdsall, Director of Marketing at Millboard commented: “We are so pleased to see the Chelsea Show returning to its traditional May dates and we are really excited to be part of this special tribute to The Queen. Dave is such a talented designer and we can’t wait to see his beautiful design in real life at the Show. The texture of our beautiful Weathered Oak Embered boards will complement the woodland theme perfectly.”
RHS Chelsea takes place 24-28 May 2022. The Show will feature several decorative floral and plant displays to reflect The Queen’s long-standing support for the charity, as well as her love of flowers and gardens. Her Majesty has been the Society’s Royal Patron since 1952 and was a regular visitor to the show with her parents as a child. Her first visit to the show as The Queen was in 1955 – she has attended more than 50 times during her reign.