Search

Business: Upminster firm winning clients and recognition at Chelsea Flower Show

08:17 03 June 2014

First female Chelsea Pensioner Dorothy Hughes and Matthew Monckton

First female Chelsea Pensioner Dorothy Hughes and Matthew Monckton

Archant

A landcape gardening firm has celebrated success at the Chelsea Flower Show while attracting new clients in the process.

Upminster business Enterprise Plants was awarded a silver medal for its “Secret Pleasure Garden” at the show.

Sales director Matthew Monckton explained that the “unique” design had 300 plants growing on the outside as well as the inside of the structure to create a room out of the foliage.

The design, as was mentioned in the Recorder last week, is a variation on a “green wall” – a living wall that has vegetation growing over it and can be a feature inside or outside.

“The Chelsea Flower Show is quite conservative, so doing something a little bit different is great,” he said. “It was a great experience for all at the company.”

The business is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and took about 100 of its clients along to thank them for their support.

Matthew said he also managed to gain new clients at the annual show, staged by the Royal Horticultural Society.

“We picked up quite a bit of business off the back of it and it’s not often in trade shows you pick up speculative business,” he said.

“We’re getting more and more people asking for green walls for schools and different places now.”

The medal-winning display was visited by actress and Liberal Democrat life peer Baroness Floella Benjamin as well as the first woman to become a Chelsea pensioner, Dorothy Hughes.

Read more:

Business: Rainham businesswoman launches downsizing service for baby boomers

Business: Romford dancer taps into market to teach young children ballet

Children build computer games at Romford ‘Code Club’

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

17:28
Crowds gathered in South Street. Picture: @JamesManktelow

Police needed back-up during a “huge fracas” in Romford town centre in the early hours of Sunday morning, in which officers were injured.

The Old Bailey

A nightclub tycoon was stabbed to death by his own son, who then bragged he “had the guts to stand up to him”, a court heard.

14:13
Andi Pemaj, of Andi Contractor Ltd, pleaded guilty to allowing a fly-tip to happen

Two more fly-tippers have been fined by courts as Havering Council reveals some the stranger items it has been forced to clear up.

11:51
Rehearsals at the Brookside Theatre in Romford for Nights on Broadway, a charity show in aid of the Recorder's Fundraise on the First campaign with children's charity First Step

Nights on Broadway will bring the sounds of the West End to Romford this week and we’re giving you the chance to win two tickets.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Get ready to take in the beautiful sights of London from above!

Are you always seeking unique ways to see your favourite city? This one is for you.

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder