The RHS Paradise Garden gets the Teknos treatment

When The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) embarked on their 5th garden they wanted to create something that would last generations.

Named ‘The Paradise Garden’, the 154-acre site is set in the former Worsley New Hall grounds, on the outskirts of Salford

With a ‘Contemporary meets traditional’ mindset, World-renowned landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith chose to include two Victorian-style glasshouses along the south-facing wall.

As specialists in traditional greenhouses, White Cottage were awarded the contract to bring the idea to life.

The design ethos of White Cottage is to produce structures which closely replicate genuine period glasshouses whilst using modern material solutions to minimise the need for frequent maintenance.

To ensure the glasshouses last as long as possible and require minimal maintenance, White Cottage chose to use Accoya timber with the Tested and certified Teknos coatings system.

ANTISTAIN AQUA 2901 primer was followed by two coats of AQUATOP 2600, all applied by air-assisted spray gun in White Cottage’s purpose-built spray booth.

“I am wholly confident that the combination of Accoya and Teknos is as good as it is said to be. Over the last three years of using it, we have seen some of the benefits and I’m sure we’ll continue to see them as time goes by. I will not be around in 70 years’ time but am confident that our Accoya greenhouses will be.”

- John Tomlin, Managing Director of White Cottage