ASD metal services were approached to supply COR-TEN® for Alan Titchmarsh’s garden makeover series for ITV called Love Your Garden. This is the fourth series and comprises of 8 episodes, and was being filmed between mid-April to July across the country. The gardens belong to people who have had a difficult time of it and are deserving of the gift of a new garden. In all cases in this series, the stories behind the families involved are heart breaking but inspirational.
Each garden is built to a very high specification and the production team were keen to showcase and use some of the best and highest quality products available. As a Royal Warrant holder, supplier to the Royal household and with a history of supplying award winning garden designs, ASD metal services was their obvious first choice of supplier. ASD metal services have most recently supplied COR-TEN® steel to the MyPod Garden at the RHS 2013 which went on to win the people’s choice award for best large garden.
For their 3rd episode which aired 8th July 2014 at 20:00, the Love Your Garden team transformed a garden for a family in the Burton-on-Trent area. The garden was for serving police officer Pete McGinn, who was badly injured trying to stop a burglar from getting away whilst on duty. Pete tried to remove the burglar from a car, but the criminal managed to put the car in reverse and crush Pete against a lamp post. Pete’s injuries were so serious his left leg had to be rebuilt.
[gdlr_quote align=”center” ]As a Royal Warrant holder, supplier to the Royal household and with a history of supplying award winning garden designs, ASD metal services was their obvious first choice of supplier[/gdlr_quote]
The design the team came up with was a lush spa style garden. The design has a floating deck with block contemporary planting to give the floating effect and a hot tub. Surrounding this design were raised bed planters which have COR-TEN® cladding all the way around. The addition of the steel was to achieve a modern contemporary look for the garden. As steel suppliers of COR-TEN® ASD metal services were happy to donate 8 sheets of 1210 x 2000 x 2mm thick to this worthwhile cause of a police officer hurt in the line of duty.
ASD metal services wishes Pete and his family all the best in his road to recovery and hope the garden gives them a relaxing environment to aid recovery.