Get The Look – Episode 4 – 17th March 2020

Instant Hedging & Plants

Hopes Grove Nurseries –

Hopes Grove Nurseries have really helped transform this garden to be a vibrant welcoming space for the elderly members, as well as the committed staff members and others in the community who need their support.

Hopes Grove Nurseries supplied us with hedging plants “pittosporum tenifolium” and “pittosporum silver queen” low hedging plants. Frances planted both of these to create quirky blocks of low green hedges and interspersed them with soft billowy block planting to give texture in the garden. Hopes Grove Nurseries also provided us with a wonderful selection of perennial plants, particularly for our prairie style planting area with their lovely selection of grasses.

Established in 1992, Hopes Grove nurseries are hedging plant specialists. They are based in Kent and have a 50 acre nursery; they have the biggest selection of species and sizes of hedging plants that you will find anywhere. They are grown by experts there in Kent and they will deliver fresh from their growing beds to your door.

Resin Bound Paths

SureSet –

We were looking for a pathway that had a smooth and accessible surface which would be ideal for the residents of Age UK Croydon. SureSet definitely fits the bill, being highly attractive and durable, providing a long-lasting surface that requires virtually no maintenance and is puddle free due to its permeability aesthetics. The low energy material was mixed cold on site and expertly hand laid by SureSets skilled installers to deliver a smooth, slip resistant finish, ideal for pushchairs, bikes and wheelchairs. The pathway used in this garden was a 6mm natural aggregate Norwegian Bronze.

SureSet offer a superior paving solution, manufactured in the UK from natural Aggregates, marble or recycled materials, SureSet resin bound paving is a low energy product, cold mixed on site, using the EcoBatcher, their plastic saving machinery and supplied by their skilled installers. SureSet resin bound gravel is up to one third faster than some other materials to install, approximately 250m2 a day can be laid over existing surfaces such as asphalt and concrete (in a reasonable condition) making it a convenient way to refresh tired looking areas.

Gainsborough Gazebo 

Rowlinson Garden Products –  

Age UK Croydon, wanted and an area where the residents and elderly clients could sit and talk to each other, whilst having a cup of tea. We were looking for a sheltered gazebo, something that was fairly traditional and would look in keeping with the garden. Rowlinsons “Gainsborough” gazebo was ideal, whilst being elegant it is a delightful structure nestled in the garden, overlooking the “edible garden”, ideal for sitting and chatting with a cuppa!

The Gainsborough Gazebo is supplied as a complete kit comprised of one solid full height and two solid half height infill panels as well as four half trellis panels. There are numerous assembly options for this gazebo.

Oasis Log Cabin.

Rowlinson Garden Products –

AGE UK really wanted an outside building that they could use for the residents, as a therapy area and seating area for their dementia café customers. This area would be an important area for building relationships in the garden space, to enrich the clients and allow the centre to reach out to more members of the community who are struggling with loneliness.

This Oasis log cabin provides the perfect workshop area for Age UK and gives that contemporary feel to the garden. It comprises of a sheltered entertainment area, a room with lockable double doors and is flexible, so can be built with the room on the left or on the right.

For more information on the products that Rowlinson Garden Products can offer please visit their website:

Venetian Hit and Miss Fencing

Jacksons Fencing –  

The garden was desperately in need of a new fence, it needed to be something that would fit in with the contemporary style of AGE UKs new space. We wanted a modern style fence and chose Jacksons Hit and Miss fencing panels, it certainly gives that stylish feel to the garden, and looks great with floating grasses swaying in the beds. These high quality slatted panels can act as a decorative screen in your garden separating you and your neighbour. At only 607mm high these panels are great when stacked on top of each other.

Jacksons Fencing is a family run business that was started by Ian Jackson and his father back in 1947. Handcrafted at their workshops in Kent, their premium fencing comes in both timber and steel to match your personal preference, garden style or residential application.


Strata Tiles –

Celebrating 17 years’ in the industry, Strata Tiles has become a strong and trusted brand amongst architects and the design community, not only for the supply of quality products but for having some of the most knowledgeable and passionate sales managers in the industry.

Establishing an enviable reputation for the supply of quality porcelain, polished concrete, mosaics, natural stone and technical stone for commercial design projects, Strata Tiles can provide expert support and guide any project from conception to completion.

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