In 2001 I decided, along with my colleague and good friend Steve, that we needed a Redwood Stone signature design and that a Gothic Folly would be the perfect solution. We loved it but were a little anxious about whether anyone else would get what we were up to! We got a resounding thumbs up.
The Gothic Folly was a last minute decision and we didn’t even have time to make a mould for the Tracery Window head – we took the precious hand carved original to the Show. It looks like the RHS approved with the award of a Merit for Outstanding Presentation!
Chelsea superstars Hillier Nurseries spotted the potential of our Gothic Folly and their designer Andrew McIndoe commissioned a Folly for their 2002 exhibit. A man with more than 50 Chelsea Golds under his belt, Ricky Dorlay, prepared the planting.
A behind the scenes view of what it looks like when a crack Hillier team get to work. Putting this montage together has made me quite emotional and I can never thank Sir Robert and John Hillier, Andrew McIndoe and all the team (you know who you are!) enough for all their help over the years.
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