Royal Pavilion comes to the Shrewsbury Flower Show in a display of Metal Marvel

The British Ironwork Centre, Oswestry, will be showcasing an exclusive garden at this year’s Shrewsbury Flower Show across the two show days, on 9th and 10th August.

The garden will be the first of its kind at the Show and is inspired by the theme of 'Out of Africa' featuring the fauna and flora of this majestic landscape.

Designed by Emma Parry, the concept is based on using metal, predominantly iron, to recreate flowers and shrubs which will reflect a summer garden in full bloom. At the heart of the design will be one of four beautifully crafted Royal Pavailions that the British Ironwork Centre have been commissioned to create for Buckingham Palace for its Palace Coronation Party.

The creation which will be unveiled on the first day of the Show, and will be the culmination of three months planning between the British Ironwork Centre and students from Hereford College of Blacksmithing.

No stranger to TV and Film, the British Ironworks Centre has designed and produced spectacular pieces for use on set including Nanny McPhee, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks.

The stunning lacework Pavilions will also be exhibited alongside other products from the range including, gazebos and tree seats which have also been featured with Alan Titchmarsh on ‘Love Your Garden’ and at the renowned Grand Design Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

Donna Hamer, chairman of Shrewsbury Flower Show said: “We are thrilled that the British Ironwork Centre is exhibiting and creating such an imaginative and innovative piece for this year’s Show.

“These skilled craftsmen are certainly no strangers to being in the spotlight and are sure to capture attention at The Shrewsbury Flower Show. Every year we strive to offer our visitors something different and this will certainly raise the bar this year.”

The company has recently achieved the Community Champion 2013 Award. Clive Knowles, managing director of The British Ironwork Centre, said: “We are delighted to be involved with this year’s Shrewsbury Flower Show and are proud that the Centre can play a part in making the Show a continued success.’’

As is tradition at majority of flower shows, the creative metal work flowers will be sold from the garden metal garden with proceeds being donated to the Show’s preferred charity.

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