You know an event is important when the Queen herself makes it a point to grace it with her royal appearance! The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 saw an array of movie stars and British royalty marvel at its many delights yesterday, and the event will be open to the public until this Saturday. And while you can catch up on all the wonderful and weird plants along with some stunning gardens, this year also sees the grand debut of the Cracked Earth concrete floor tiles from KAZA Concrete.
Part of the award winning Waterscape Garden design by Hugo Bugg, which earned him the honor of being the youngest gold medal winner at the Chelsea Flower Show, the Cracked Earth tiles have emerged as real showstoppers! While the RBC Waterscape Garden by Bugg aims to show sustainability, impact global climate change and highlight the benefits of year-round water management systems, the Cracked Earth tiles seem to fit in perfectly with the narrative. Mimicking the form or parched earth and dried out lake beds, these versatile bespoke tiles exude creativity and exclusivity.
Showcasing a seamless cracked earth motif in the form of refined mosaic tiles, 54 different small cracked earth pieces were individually manufactured and assembled onto a single surface to produce the final result. The visual is truly brilliant, and KAZA took great care in ensuring that each of the cracked pieces even has a concave surface, which is similar to dried up land in the natural world! Easy to install and even remove, these tiles make perfect additions to the urban terrace garden or even an imaginative backyard as you try and shape an inimitable landscape.