Working at height gets tranquil

By Maria Hadlow28 May 2012

A silver medal winner at the internationally renowned Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show has a different take on working at height and, although not in the usual scope of Access International - we thought you might enjoy these relaxing summer images.

Patricia Fox of Aralia Garden Design's Show Garden is entitled 'Rooftop Workplace of Tomorrow.' It is said the bring Chelsea Flower Show into the 21st Century . Featuring an LED sports screen emitting calming and relaxing sounds and visuals, along with Wi-Fi, laptops and tablets throughout, this garden is where cutting edge technology and tranquillity unites.

Patricia Fox said, "The idea behind this garden is to utilise unused urban rooftop space and turn it into a place of beauty creating an inspirational, relaxing and thought provoking working environment - all in the middle of a concrete jungle!"

As well as introducing 21st Century technology to the Show Gardens category at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which is held annually at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, Ms Fox also selected a number of innovative materials which are economically friendly. These include bamboo decking made from fast growing bamboo which proves extremely ecological. All the tabletops have been built using a brand new material produced from compressed recycled paper. The furniture and planters in the garden have been manufactured using brand new 'up-cycled' materials launched this year by Thomas Bramwell, including their modern take on the egg chair and quirky hanging 'C' shaped chairs hung from a modern white metal pergola, as well as ultra chic bespoke 'sun' sofa and chairs.

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