Woodland Trust brings Chelsea Flower Show exhibit back to Grantham offices

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The Woodland Trust was so proud of its award-winning exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show it brought the whole thing back to Grantham and installed it at its offices off Dysart Road.

The exhibit is called ‘Roots of London’ and won a bronze award at the Chelsea show.

The Woodland Trust chelsea flower show exhibit. 252D

The Woodland Trust chelsea flower show exhibit. 252D

The exhibit was transported back to the Trust’s HQ in Grantham where it is now displayed in the reception area.

The display has at its centre a cross-section of a London tube train which houses a variety of native trees suitable for garden planting, grasses, and low-growing perennial plants which can be used for seating. The interactive display attempts to explain the science that underpins the importance of trees and woods in an urban area especially with regard to flood prevention, cooling and people’s health.

Woodland Trust Head of Conservation Austin Brady said: “In the last six months we’ve enabled the public to plant almost 20,000 trees in London alone and many thousands more in other towns and cities across the country. Our exhibit highlights the many unique benefits trees help bring to urban areas.”

The Trust hopes the exhibit will have inspired visitors to the flower show to plant trees in their gardens. What do you think about it? Send your comments to: comment@granthamjournal.co.uk