2012 saw the official opening of the LOROS Garden of Light & Reflection at LOROS in Leicester.

The LOROS Garden of Light and Reflection, which won a Silver Flora Medal in the Show Garden category at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Show last summer, was successfully dismantled during the week following the Show. Paving materials, down to the last pebble, were packed in crates and transported to the LOROS site at Groby Road in Leicester. The original rusted metal gazebo, screens and raised beds have been galvanised to prolong the life of the metal now it is reassembled in its final location. The annual plants were sold off on the last day of the Show.

The relocation project was been made possible by an extremely generous donation by the Leicestershire & Rutland Freemasons. LOROS funded further work within the courtyard in order to facilitate the creation of a Sensory Garden, using the elements of the Show Garden as a central feature. Dejardin Design produced an amended design in order to create a comprehensive scheme for the entire space and shall be responsible for its maintenance.

Due to the location of the central courtyard and to keep disturbance to a minimum, all materials had to be craned in and out, over the roof.

Christopher Merriman and Martin Kilgour acted as contractors for the relocation project, work started at the end of February and took 8 weeks. Planting was completed, with the help of volunteers, in time for the official opening despite the adverse Spring weather.


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