Accoya® is the material of choice for the RHS’ own Chelsea Flower Show garden

24 May 17

  • Innovative Accoya wood has been selected for the RHS’ own flagship garden, ‘Greening Grey Britain
  • Designer Professor Nigel Dunnett has created a sustainable, communal urban garden, designed to be a haven for wildlife and residents alike

Accoya, the world-leading, high-performance sustainable wood is the material of choice for Professor Nigel Dunnett, designer of the RHS’ garden, at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

The garden is themed around an urban communal space, designed to be easily replicated in cities across the country. The concept aims to combat the impact of climate change, using environmentally sustainable materials and clever design tactics as well as planting plans to create a haven for wildlife.

Accoya wood was selected for the cladding on the garden’s main building structure, as well as for the garden’s decking due to its ease of use and environmental credentials. Accoya wood is sourced from FSC® certified, fast growing wood species, making it the ideal choice for climate conscious garden owners.

Professor Nigel Dunnett of the University of Sheffield is recognised for his pioneering and innovative approach to landscape planting in the UK, focusing on the balance of ecology, design and horticulture. His 2017 Chelsea design features sustainable elements including ‘high rise’ insect towers, a living wall and a rainwater recycling system, all created with clean lines for a smart aesthetic to make the space relatable for residents.

Accoya wood is created using the latest in sustainable wood technology and offers superior stability, durability and reliability compared with unsustainably sourced hardwoods.

Laura Keily, head of marketing at Accsys Group said: ‘We’re delighted that Accoya has been used in the flagship RHS garden design at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. To be selected as the material of choice by the Royal Horticultural Society and talented designer Professor Nigel Dunnett is real testament to the quality and practical applications of Accoya.

‘With Accoya wood cladding and decking, joints do not open, tolerances remain tight and twist is prevented for structural integrity. It not only offers gardeners a material that’s more durable and stable than many other timbers, but offers a range of environmental benefits, conforming to recognised industry sustainability standards for carbon footprint assessment and sourcing.’

Accoya wood was also used by Chelsea Flower Show exhibitors; Wooden Garden Obelisk, Oxford Planters and Scotts of Thrapston.


Accoya cladding
Accoya Decking