Quarry Garden Wins Awards

Judges have awarded the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) Quarry Garden a Gold medal, the Best in Show and Best Construction at the Royal Horticultural Society’s first ever Chatsworth Flower Show, in June 2017.
The Quarry Garden was the largest show garden at RHS Chatsworth and is part of an ongoing communications strategy to open the eyes of the general public to the essential role played by the quarrying and extractives industries in today’s modern society.
The Quarry Garden included a mixture of UK native plants, naturalized plants and simple garden plants to create a ‘gardened’ space, whilst actively increasing biodiversity and habitat potential. This fits well with the concept of nature after extraction ceases and how it reclaims these spaces, often creating greater biodiversity than existed prior to extraction.