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Celebrating 40 Years of Construction

#Throwbackthursday - 1994 - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Working on behalf of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, MCS was appointed to carry out extensive landscaping works to create the Secluded Garden - opened by Lady Sainsbury - close to the Palm House at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

The works involved extensive paving formed by hand made clay paviors and features laid individually to a very decorative layout, construction and erection of a decorated timber framed ornamental bridge and specialist slate water features and associated soft landscaping. Due to the curved layout of the feature paving MCS had to carefully set out all works and carefully ensure that the individually laid paviors matched the exacting specification. All material deliveries had to be carefully and safely co-ordinated as the works were completed whilst the surrounding gardens remained open to the public.

The Sainsbury family has supported Kew for many years, establishing the Sainsbury Orchid Trust Fund in the late 1980s and shortly afterwards joining as a founder member. Their philanthropic interests have varied from a key passion for orchids, to funding for capital projects such as the sensory garden, and community engagement initiatives.

Visit the Secluded Garden at the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew:


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