The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden 2018, built by Landform Consultants and supported by Makita, has won the People’s Choice Garden of the Decade Award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020.
The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden 2018 was designed by Mark Gregory and constructed by Landform Consultants. Its inspiration came from Mark’s home county, the picturesque Yorkshire Dales, and featured a fast-flowing stream that cascaded through a stunning woodland glade, meadow and vegetable garden. The garden was awarded Gold and Best Construction medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2018, where it was also crowned the People’s Choice Award.
As part of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020, ten gardens from the past ten years were shortlisted for the public to vote for their favourite – and the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden 2018 has been named as the People’s Choice Garden of the Decade.
To support the construction of the garden, Makita supplied a range of tools, including chop saws, drills, a blower and a battery-powered wheelbarrow for transporting materials.
Mark Gregory, Managing Director at Landform Consultants said: “I am delighted to win the People’s Choice Garden of the Decade award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020. The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden 2018 was a fantastic project from the moment we broke ground.
“Makita provided a huge support to us throughout, by supplying a range of tools which were instrumental to the construction process, including its motorised wheelbarrow. We also used Makita’s submersible pumps to power the stream that flowed through the garden, which performed brilliantly.”
Makita supplied its DCU180Z 18V LXT motorised wheelbarrow to assist the team with transporting materials and plants around site. This machine can carry up to 130kg, making it suitable for transporting heavier materials such as stone and turf. The wheelbarrow is designed with two forward speeds (Hi can reach up to 3.5km/h and Lo can reach up to 1.5km/h) and the constant speed control feature automatically applies additional power to the motor to maintain speed under load. The wheelbarrow also features a powered reverse function (up to 1.0km/h) and includes a locking break lever, for maximum on-site safety.
For operator comfort, the DCU180Z can be adjusted to three height levels. The detachable rear trailing wheels with kick down brake can also be adjusted from a width of 480mm to 760mm, offering improved stability and reduced operator effort.
In addition, the Landform Consultants team used Makita’s DUB362 powerful cordless blower. The DUB362 is powered by two 18V LXT batteries in series, to supply energy to the powerful 36V DC motor drive system. The inclusion of a brushless motor also offers high air volume and speed, ideal for high-demand tasks.
“During the last stages of construction, I contacted the Makita team with concerns that the buttercup meadows – a key feature of the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden 2018 – were lying flat,” said Mark. “I therefore needed a way to lift them; and the team suggested that I use the DUB362 cordless blower. The machine was delivered to site by one of the Makita team, to ensure that we had it in time to rectify the issues ahead of the first day of the show.”
Mark Earles, Business Development Manager – OPE at Makita said: “Huge congratulations to Mark and the team at Landform Consultants for winning the People’s Choice Garden of the Decade at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020, for the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden 2018. We are thrilled that we were able to assist Mark throughout this project – Makita’s motorised wheelbarrow reduced on-site labour and our cordless blower helped with the finishing touches.”
Makita has worked with Landform Consultants since 2012, supporting the team on several RHS Chelsea Flower Show installations including the award winning, Welcome to Yorkshire Garden 2019. The garden won Gold and was also named The People’s Choice Best Show Garden 2019. Makita supplied a range of tools and Submersible Semi-Trash Pumps (PF1110) to help bring Landform’s vision to life.
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