A few years while in Japan with new clients we met a new client who is involved with raising and selling plants, Hostas to be exact.
We got to talking and found out that the client has won many gold medals at Chelsea flower show and he really wanted to be he first person in the history of the Show to take animals into the Grand Floral Pavilion. He jumped through a few hoops and has finally got the okay to allow a pond to be built within the pavilion. This is a huge event for all involved, the first time its ever been allowed in the main pavilion!!
He asked us if we would construct a pond where we can have some Koi as part of the stand. So we have!
The stand will include the pond, with around 6/7 large Koi, surrounded by beautiful plants, including Hosta, Acers and conifers.
The Show is open to the public from the 19th to the 23rd of May, 2020. So we thought it best we get cracking on the pond early.
Its a wooden structure and we will use a box welded liner. There are strict rules and regulations which means we cannot dig anywhere on the grounds, which is understandable. So the pond will be on a grass area. So we have now built the sides of the pond, which is super strong, it will hold around 10 tons of water (2200 gallons)
As this is a first, we need to make sure its perfect.
As this is in the main area of the show, this is where all the filming is done for TV, and even where the queen walks past! I have made a quick video to explain the pond, and you can get a better idea of the size etc.
We will post more updates as we go, but its pretty much complete. It took around a day to complete.
New project! HRS Chelsea Flower Show! A history first!We are very proud to be involved with constructing a pond which will house Koi, from us at the Chelsea Flower Show!
This will be the first time in history that Koi will be displayed in the Grand Floral Pavilion! Thats the building where all the very best displays are, where the press do the filming and even the Queen walks through!
Our friends over at www.brookfieldplants.co.uk are the very best in producing Hosta plants and have won an incredible 7 consecutive Gold medals at Chelsea Flower Show, they are the best!
They will also have some Acers and Conifers surrounding the pond.
We are super excited for May, which is when it all takes place. The dates are the 19th to the 23rd of May, 2020.
Please try and make it down to see this happen for the very first time!
Find out more about our Pond Building Services at https://qualitynishikigoi.com/pond-building/