Wood BlocX Helps Create Some “Grand Designs!”

Last weekend (Oct 7-9th) was the Grand Designs Show held at the NEC in Birmingham and Wood BlocX took a starring role, featuring in the amazing show gardens on display there.

This years’ show was a busy as ever with over 70,000 visitors passing through and 500 exhibitors taking part. The show is the UK’s number one, award-winning home show packed with design and inspiration to help visitors to create their perfect home. So it was only fitting that Wood BlocX was there to inspire people to create exciting outdoor features.

As ever the GRAND Gardens area of the show proved to be very busy.
It focussed on all things to make gardens an active part of peoples homes. Visitors took advantage of all the professional advice and tips on day to day care, with experts and celebrities sharing their experiences.

Amongst the most popular section were the show gardens, designed by award winning garden designer David Robinson, who has been working with the Grand Designs team on show gardens for the past three years.

David owns and manages ‘Up the Garden Path’ – a team of reliable, expert professionals who helped show visitors to plan, design and create their dream garden.

David created a roof top garden that won the Daily Mail 2005 Design Award, has won medals with his show gardens from the RHS together with many other accolades. He’s lectured for the BBC at Gardener’s World Live and Nottingham University and this year he held design seminars at Grand Designs Live. He is also a registered member of the Society of Garden Designers, the UK’s professional body for garden design.

So it is good to know that such an experienced gardener was really impressed with WoodBlocX and had no hesitation in choosing them for his rural garden scene.

David was asked to create a series of no less than seven different styles of gardens, within a 16m x 14m area, which include a beach theme, a very contemporary outdoor living area, kitchen/dining garden and a small modern balcony garden for high rise living.

One of his favourites, however, was the rural garden, featuring hens and the WoodblocX, which he used to make two water features measuring 5m long, by 1m wide and 4m high, plus a raised bed for grow your own veg.

David first came across Wood BlocX in the Society of Garden Designers magazine and was very impressed with the companies “Can Do “attitude and helpful advice.

He realised that the Wood BlocX offered a simple and flexible solution to creating instant raised beds and water features. “I liked the quick fit, quick fix idea- just like giant wooden Lego really! They are building blocks that anyone can use”

“When they arrived they came on one pallet, which initially looked a bit daunting, but all the paperwork and instructions that came with it were all really self explanatory and so easy to follow it was unbelievable. The whole process was so professionally done. The specifications and diagrams were just great”.

“We only had a week in which to complete these gardens and I was here til just past midnight the night before to finish it all off, so it was vital that any materials we used were simple to use and hassle free!”

David was so impressed that he plans to replicate the garden using Wood BlocX, when Grand Designs returns to London at Excel in May 2012.

David can be found at www.upthegardenpath.net