Chelsea Flower Show - Case Studies

Many of the clients supplied by 1st Containers take units on long term rents or purchase containers, but we also supply numerous different containers for special events and temporary facilities on a short term basis.

One such company was The Grass Roof Company who last year were displaying at the Chelsea Flower Show. They came to 1st Containers needing a customised container for their display purposes. The display was being created on behalf of The Royal Bank of Scotland, and our technical team converted the shipping container to the specification required, which was then transported and offloaded at the show. The Grass Roof Company were most pleased with the result, and once the Chelsea Flower Show had reached its finale the newly customised container was floated down the River Thames as part of the shows special showcase.

About Grass Roof Company

The Grass Roof Company are a large company with the aim of using sustainable materials and wildlife friendly planting for a better environment. Their use of planted shipping containers is displayed throughout the country. With many, as their names suggests they use the roof of the container like a garden, with secure storage below. These have been used by the company as cycle stores, as bird hides at wildlife reserves and even as outdoor classrooms. They are a very inventive company and always try to use sustainable materials in all work carried out. They work closely with schools to develop understanding of sustainability, and have developed many school grounds with the help of the children. At the Chelsea Flower Show, with the aid of a 1st Containers shipping container, the Grass Roof Company were able to showcase exactly what they do with the build of a whole scene. This perfectly showed what they could achieve with sustainable materials, and their display won a silver gilt medal. The company maintain many garden and green spaces throughout Essex and London Boroughs, showing how best to improve the environment without the use of herbicides, and by using sustainable materials.