SureSet Permeable Paving – Greening Grey Britain

Category: Events and Exhibitions, Project, Sureset Blog

Posted 20th May 2016 by Jim Newton

For Health, Happiness and Horticulture    

Ann-Marie Powell Gardens were chosen by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to create their official Greening Grey Britain garden at the this year’s Chelsea Flower Show 2016 (24-26 May).  

The garden – for Health, Happiness and Horticulture – is designed to raise awareness of the positive effect of gardening on people’s health and happiness. Ann-Marie Powell said:  

“We decided to include SureSet permeable paving into our Chelsea garden with a nifty little fountain system which we hope will demonstrate what happens to excess water when you use this system in your front garden at home.  

We hope our jet-studded surface inspires and delights, whilst highlighting the water permeability of this material, which makes it so important to our environment. We are so excited to be working with the SureSet team”.  

Launched in 2015, Greening Grey Britain is a three year initiative to transform 6,000 unloved, neglected spaces into thriving, living places. After the Show, the garden Ann-Marie Powell and her team are creating will be relocated to Angell Town, Brixton.  

Volunteers will be at the for Health, Happiness and Horticulture garden throughout the Show for visitors to talk to. While Hugh Haines, our Business Development Manager, who has been working with Ann-Marie Powell on this project, will be there on Wednesday 25 May.  

Project details:

  • Natural Aggregate: 6mm Buttermilk SuDS
  • Application: show garden – 4.2m² bridge section, 6.9m² pathway
  • Base: shingle, Type 1
  • Depth: 30mm
  • Edging: pathway

Ideal for whole landscape areas, or features within a landscape design, the permeability of SureSet resin bound paving eliminates puddles and the potential for flash flooding, prevents weed growth and reduces water pollution caused by oils and heavy metals.   

If you visit the official RHS Show Garden – for Health, Happiness and Horticulture – please share your photos via social media or email – we’d love to see them!