Pavilion a garden of delight at RHS show

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FROM royals to Oscar winners and boy bands to soap stars, last week’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show proved a must-see attraction for the great and the good.

And for the 12th year in a row, the Great Pavilion for the five-day internationally famous horticultural event was supplied by Brackley-based structure specialist company De Boer.

By linking two of its large, modular Delta System structures via a specially modified A-frame structure, the company was able to create a single exhibition area equivalent in size to two football pitches.

The spectacular covered hall, providing a single internal display area totalling 12,000 square metres, played host to floral exhibits from countries as diverse as Malaysia, Columbia, Australia, Ireland, Taiwan and Borneo.

The 2011 show, staged in the grounds of Chelsea’s historic Royal Hospital, attracted tens of thousands of visitors from across the globe.

The gathering featured spectacular show gardens as well as a host of smaller gardens and about 100 of the world’s best growers and nurseries.

Exhibits had to share the spotlight with a succession of royals and celebrities who headed to Chelsea.

De Boer also supplied of a range of other structures for hospitality pavilions, on-site catering and staff offices.

Key accounts manager Kate Morrison said: “This year’s flower show enjoyed blue skies, fantastic exhibits plus visitors from across the globe. The event has become a regular fixture in De Boer’s diary and it was fantastic to be involved in another stunning success.”

Now staff from De Boer’s Brackley offices are overseeing the build process for structures the company is supplying at another great international event, the Paris Air Show on June 24 and 25, supported by the company’s French staff.

De Boer is one of the leading international suppliers of temporary accommodation for large events and festivals, storage purposes, airport baggage handling and supermarkets. Established in 1924, the company has its headquarters The Netherlands.