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Capel Manor College select Rolawn for Royal Gardens

29/06/2010

Rolawn’s Medallion turf has been selected for the spectacular Old Manor House Garden at Capel Manor College. The Queens’ Garden, part of the Old Manor House Garden was officially opened on 11th June by HM The Queen.

The impressive landscape setting has been created as a signature garden which describes the story of Capel Manor in both its history and how horticulture can be used in an imaginative way.

HM The Queen also visited the Queen Mother Centenary Garden which had recently been returfed with Rolawn Minster Pro turf.

Cedric McMillan, Rolawn’s Sales & Marketing Director commented “Rolawn were delighted to assist with this spectacular project.  Due to the large expanses to be turfed, students used a combination of 1m2 and 13m2 large format rolls.”

Photograph - HM The Queen in the Queen Mother Centenary Garden with (RtoL) Julie Phipps Senior Gardener, National Gardening Centre Capel Manor, Richard Capewell Chief Executive of Perennial who sponsor the garden, Stephen Dowbiggin, CEO of Capel, Duke of Devonshire who is the colleges Patron.

The college, which was started as a way of restoring the original Capel Manor estate, now has 2,600 students and operates in five centres across London. http://www.capel.ac.uk/ 

The Queen Mother Memorial Garden was created for the Queen Mother and opened by her in 2001 when she was 101. 

Capel Manor Gardens are one of London’s major green tourism attractions with 30 acres of gardens.