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PMS Garden wins silver-gilt medal at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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Congratulations to Landscape Architect Emma Bannister, for winning a silver-gilt medal at this years RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, for her PMS: Outside Inside garden. The design, inspired by the stories of those who suffer from severe premenstrual syndrome, features a resin bound pathway installed by Gaysha, using stone donated by Longrake Spar and metal edgings by Dural UK. This is Emma’s first show garden design but it looks absolutely fantastic and also highlights a serious issue so this is a very well deserved win.

You can read more about the garden here or better yet visit it in person at the flower show this week!

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PMS Outside Inside Garden

Women’s health charity gets a helping hand from Gaysha at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016

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Gaysha Ltd, along with Longrake Spar and Dural, are helping a charity promote its vital health awareness work at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show this summer. Landscape architect Emma Bannister CMLI is working with the charity National Association of Premenstrual Syndrome (NAPS) to build a show garden to raise awareness of the very common women’s health condition, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS or PMT) – and Gaysha Ltd are supplying the resin bound paving that features prominently in the design and will allow all visitors to walk around the garden.

It is estimated as many as 30% of women can experience moderate to severe PMS, with 5-8% suffering severe symptoms (around 800,000 in the UK). Common symptoms include mood swings, depression, tiredness, anxiety, irritability, sleep disorder and food cravings. The condition can have a devastating impact on countless women and their families.

The show garden, called ‘PMS: Outside Inside for NAPS’, has been designed to show the mood contrasts experienced by a PMS sufferer. At first glance the garden appears as a curving path through a natural area of hazel woodland with native ferns and common wildflowers. The inside of the garden is initially screened from view by a curving willow screen. As visitors walk around the cycle they get glimpses of the inside until they get to the end of the cycle and a circular window reveals the hidden inside – a contorted hazel. The inside willow weave pattern shows the fluctuations of the four different hormones that are responsible for ovulation and thus PMS.

Emma Bannister, co-designer of the garden said: “ I knew about Gaysha’s excellent work for the new Woodland Trust Headquarters in Grantham – a woodland scheme which was one of the inspirations for the design, so I approached them to help me out with my Show garden. I needed high quality surfacing that would cope with the impact of thousands of visitors and summer thunderstorms and was also a smooth surface for wheelchairs and buggies. “

The garden has been co-designed by Ben Donadel of EMJ Architects and is being supported by Holistic Insurance Services and Monro Consulting.

The stone for the surfacing has been generously supplied by Long Rake Spar and the steel metal edging by Dural UK , while Gaysha Ltd are installing the surfacing at the show. For more information on Clearmac® resin bound paving please visit the product page here: Clearmac® resin bound paving

Keith Vaz MP, John Bercow MP, Steve Reed MP, Priti Patel MP and Lord Archer

Indian Prime Minister unveils Basaveshwara Statue at Albert Embankment (on Clearmac®)

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Gaysha were delighted to see Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveil the statue of 12th century social reformer Basaveshwara at Albert Embankment on November 14th. We completed the surfacing surrounding the statue (Clearmac® resin bound paving) earlier in the year but the statue has remained under wraps ever since.

We also spotted some other famous faces on our surfacing: Keith Vaz MP, John Bercow MP, Steve Reed MP, Priti Patel MP and Lord Archer.