Bruntwood, a commercial property company primarily based in Manchester, is marking the launch of its five-year headline sponsorship of the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in Knutsford with a feature garden designed to represent an office in a field.
The garden will be divided by traditional native hedgerows and trees to create a series of rooms including a boardroom with an 8ft table hewn from a local oak tree, a kitchen with feeding stations growing fruit and vegetables, and a country-style ‘kissing gate’ at reception. The garden was designed by landscape architect Planit-IE. The 10m x 15m Bruntwood Field Office is intended to explore a greener and more tranquil way of working.
The Bruntwood Field Office will feature locally sourced environmentally friendly materials, native trees and hedgerow species, and as much of it as possible will subsequently be reused in the company’s other projects.
Bruntwood chief executive, Chris Oglesby, said: “The Bruntwood Field Office invites you to come in and explore our playful interpretation of how you might make an office in a field. The challenge was to do something different, by exploring ways in which business and culture can stimulate activity and create opportunity for a better working environment.
“The Bruntwood Field Office embodies our approach to creative thinking and also demonstrates our commitment to putting sustainability at the heart of everything we do.”
Ed Lister, managing partner of Planit-IE, added: “Bruntwood share our values to put people and place first and when Chris asked us to create a show garden at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, we both agreed that it should be more than just a traditional show garden, but rather an inclusive and playful experience, yet modest and sustainable in its making.
“The Bruntwood Field Office has come together through a close collaborative effort by client, design team, local craftsman, suppliers and contractors, and each element has been allocated to a new permanent home after the show.”
The RHS Flower Show Tatton Park takes place between 20 and 24 July 2016.