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Bradstone scoops Best in Show prize

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Tigers official main sponsor Bradstone has scooped the 'Best in Show' title at the Chelsea Flower Show with a stunning garden that was literally out of this world!

Representing a terrestrial space garden on Mars, '600 Days with Bradstone' was designed by Sarah Eberle. 

The garden investigates how an astronaut would enrich their life when off duty, considering the plants they would grow to enhance their existence and to contribute to life-support systems. It also explores how such an area can contribute to the psychological welfare of an individual away from home and familiar surroundings.

Sarah says: "I am delighted to have been awarded 'Best in Show'. A lot of hard work and effort has gone into creating this garden, not to mention years of research! Words cannot describe the feeling I get seeing the designs brought to life for everyone to enjoy."

Bill Bolsover, group chief executive of Aggregate Industries, Bradstone's parent company, says: "Winning the Gold Medal and Best in Show at Chelsea for Sarah Eberle and her wonderful '600 Days with Bradstone' garden is fantastic news.

"It is the most powerful tribute and accolade anyone could pay to the teams of people across Aggregate Industries, from the quarry operatives to the development team, factory workers and truck drivers, who worked together to make this garden perfect.

"We are indebted to Sarah for bringing us such an original garden concept to challenge our ingenuity and showcase both the versatility of our products and our design creativity."

Ian Wright from Bradstone adds: "The Chelsea Flower Show is always a fantastic experience, but winning 'Best in Show' has been the icing on the cake. Sarah has put so much time and effort into this garden and it is great that all her hard work has been recognised."

For more information, the '600 Days with Bradstone' micro-site is full of plant information and video clips of the garden in all stages of its development. There are also interviews with Sarah Eberle as well as her blog, which will be updated daily. Keep up with the latest happenings at the show by visiting http://www.600days.co.uk/