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Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Rain Chain with self-circulating 36" Water Feature in Cinder and Stainless Steel

Highlights from Chelsea Flower Show 2023.

2023 has been bigger and better than ever before with a full outdoor living experience in collaboration with our partners at Cedar Nursery.

 

Chelsea Flower Show 2023 has been an opportunity to show our fire and water products in a real outdoor living space that can be recreated at home; complete with outdoor kitchen, sauna, and the perfect outdoor funiture to enjoy the space.

A highlight at Chelsea Flower Show 2023 has also been the opportunity to launch our latest products, which have had fantastic feedback from visitors to the show. We have launched the Luna fire pit; an adaption of our classic Hemi fire bowl. The Luna has a soft oval shape which we teamed with elegant planting from Cedar Nursery at the show.

The show stopper of the show was the new Rain Chime; designed in collaboration with Robert Studer.  A unique evolution of our classic water domes reimagined to bring height and an element of scuplture with the rain chime forming part of the self circulating water feature.

The rain chain created the wow factor on the stand with it’s sculptural qualaties which many were eager to recreate in their own gardens.

Of course it was not just us at Chelsea Flower Show 2023 and once again we were bowled over by the talent and hard work that went onto the show gardens.  Here are a few of our highlights.

Eastern Eye Garden of Unity designed by Manoj Malde

Manoj Malde
Easter Eye Garden of Unity design by Manoj Malde

 

A colour palette of orange and pink is inspired by Manoj’s Indian heritage and the boldness of clashing sari colours worn by Indian women. There are marigolds used in Hindu worship and colourful spices set out on the table alongside little oil lamps (diya), which are used at festivals and religious ceremonies.

Bright posts positioned around the garden with sentences in braille, demonstrate that gardens and gardening are for everyone regardless of race, colour, creed, sexuality or disability – a space to garden and be included with kindness and humanity is every person’s birthright.

The Royal Entomological Society Garden designed by Tom Massey

Tom Massey
The Royal Entomological Society Garden designed by Tom Massey

 

An outdoor laboratory, built into a hillside, takes visitors down into the landscape, offering an ‘insect’s eye view’ and a space in which to study. The lab’s roof structure is inspired by a compound insect eye and the lab is used for real scientific research, monitoring and studying insects visiting the garden.

Diverse topography across the site — rammed earth floors, hoggin pathways, dead wood, piles of rubble, bare sand and gabion walls — provide numerous and varied habitats for insects. Water in still pools and flowing streams provides additional important insect habitats and adds interest to the aesthetic and soundscape of the garden.

Feels Like Home Designed by Rosemary Coldstream

Rosemary Coldtsream
Feel Like Home designed by Rosemary Coldstream

 

This garden is inspired by the Rosemary’s childhood in New Zealand. Plants, colours and natural materials are used to create a green oasis in which to relax and be in a place that ‘feels like home’.

These materials include, handmade clay pots, charred timber cladding, sliced boulder paving, a bench seat made from reclaimed kauri (an ancient New Zealand native timber sustainably sourced) and a bespoke stainless steel water feature of a fern leaf.
Get in touch with us  to find out more about our full range of fire and water products or visit us at our showroom at Cedar Nursery for full outdoor living experience.

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Getting Ready for Chelsea Flower Show 2023

The countdown has begun and the team are getting ready for Chelsea Flower Show 2023.  This year we are going bigger and better than before with a complete outdoor living experience for you to enjoy.

 

We are thrilled to have teamed up with the our partners at Cedar Nursery for Chelsea Flower Show to create Outdoor Living with Solus.  Solus will be presensting our fire and water range set against the backdrop of a luxurious outdoor living setting with decking from Trex; an outdoor kitchen from Kitchen in the Garden; sauna from Thermalux and beautiful plants, planters and outdoor furniture from Cedar Nursery.

Our vison this year was to create a space that you can reacreate in your own outdoor space; it could be a small corner or the whole space. Most importantly we have all the elements to recreate this at our home at Cedar Nursery in Cobham, a true outdoor living destination.

 

Chelsea Flower Show has typically been a time when Solus launch new products; last year it was the water box and this year we are thrilled to be launching not one but two new products.  The Luna; a 42 inch fire bowl; an elegant evolotion of the Hemi with a inbuilt pedestal. Our second new product is an addition to our water feature range and it is an amazing collaboration with Robert Studer to create the Rain Chain. We have incorporated the rain chain designed by Robert with our much loved water domes to create a real wow factor with the calming sound of water.

 

We are also excited to welcome the Robert Studer; the artist behind the rain chains to the stand on Tuesday 23rd May.

We look forward to seeing you there, you will find us at Pavillion Way stand number 191.

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Chelsea Flower Show 2022

solus at chelsea flower show 2022

Last week saw the return of the Chelsea Flower Show  in its traditional place in the month of May and Chelsea Flower Show 2022 did not disappoint. Guest were met with an array of colours, beautiful blooms, complex planting and well considered garden design as they entered the gates in Chelsea.

 

This year saw the first collaboration between Solus Decor and Cedar Nursery. As we marked the second anniversary of our first UK showroom at Cedar Nursery it seemed fitting to show how the two brands fit together to provide the ultimate location for planning and sourcing for outdoor living.

This year at Chelsea Flower show also saw the debut of the new Water Box, the latest addition to our product range.  The Water Box is a fresh take on the water dome; still self circulating, still plug and play just a different shape. It was fantastic to see the reception to the new design and we look forward to adding this to our outdoor living  showroom.

 

 

water box

The water box wasn’t the only water feature getting the attention at Chelsea Flower Show. We were fortunate to have been asked to be a part of the Mandala, Meditation & Mindfulness Garden designed by Nikki Hollier, who incorporated a Solus water dome to provide the calming sound of water within this garden design.

Nikki created a fantastic space to escape to as a way to relax and unwind, which was inspired by the events of the last two years and the judges though so too. We were thrilled that Nikki was awarded silver for her container garden design. To find our more about Nikki and her clever packages to help you get the most out of your garden planting take a look at her website.

We will be posting some of our highlights from the show on Instagram and Facebook over the coming weeks.

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How to create your outdoor living space this winter

solus hemi fire pit

The last year has made us all acutely aware of the importance of outdoor space in both commercial and residential spaces. As we approach the winter months we need to create real outdoor spaces with heating and protection from wind and rain.

 

We’ve put together a  guide on how you can create the perfect outdoor living spaces to get you through the winter months.  We’ve taken inspiration from our outdoor living space created for Chelsea Flower show in 2019.   Whilst we were lucky with the weather last year, this is not guaranteed so any design needs to allow for protection from the rain. We’ve put together a shopping list for you to create this space at home this winter.

The Quick Fix

A combination of high street finds with quick delivery combined with the our sustainable and durable fire pits.

outdoor living spae

 

  1. outdoor shelter, Jackson Fencing £1207.80  
  2. Artificial single boxwood tree, Blooming Artificial  £92
  3. Square concrete planter, Getspotted.com £30.99

 

  1. Patterned cushion cover, H&M £6.99 
  2. Murphy Bench, Wayfair £191.99
  3. Green linen cushion cover, H&M £8.99

 

  1. 36″ Hemi fire pit with LPG fuel, £4,074 inclusive of VAT
  2. Fire Table with LPG Fuel, £5,034 inclusive of VAT
  3. 36″ Water Dome, £3,354 inclusive of VAT

 

The Big Investment

This is a luxury space at Cedar Nursery that has dining and relaxing all in one space with the all important protection from wind and rain. This space includes investment pieces for outdoor living for the future, a bigger price tag with longer lead times but made to last just like our fire and water features.

 

solus hemi fire pit

 

  1. Edge stackable dining chair, Cane Line £460
  2. Bio Sun Terrace and Patio Cover, Cedar Nursery from £7,325
  3. Drop Dining Table, Cane Line £2,750

 

  1. Flex Modular Sofa, Cane Line from £2,325
  2. 36″ Hemi fire Pit with LPG fuel £4,074 inclusive of VAT
  3. 90 cm Fiberglass pot, Primrose £171.99

 

Get in touch with us to create your own outdoor living space this winter

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Cool Contemporary Outdoor Living for the Family

Caneline furniture board

We want to help you make the most of your home and outdoor space at this time with this cool, contemporary space for the the whole family.

 

We’re all spending more time at home together as a family and now more than ever we want to help make your home a haven for the whole family.  We’re putting together simple DIY Ideas to revamp your outdoor living space with all items available with delivery direct to your door.  Whether you have a balcony, a small courtyard or a large back garden we know how important this outdoor space will become over the coming weeks and how it needs to work for you all as a family both day and night.

Here’s a cool contemporary idea for a family garden for those looking for that sleek modern style that still works with family life.

 

Caneline furniture board

Make Your Home A Haven

 

  • Comfortable seating to enjoy the garden with the family
  • Outdoor fire pit with Bio Ethanol fuel requiring no installation to keep you warm as the sun starts to set or on a chilly day
  • Side Table for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine!
  • Kinetic Sand, unlike ordinary sand means no mess, easy to mould and doesn’t dry out!
  • Moulds and a bucket and spade in this lovely scandi design
  • Stylish storage and a place to build those sandcastles

Shop The Look

    1. Mega Lounge Sofa by Cane Line – Cedar Nursery , 2. Elevated Halo Fire Pit in Cinder  – Solus Decor, 3. Area Side Table by Cane Line – Cedar Nursery 
  1. Dante Beach Set – Scandiborn , 2. Kinetic Sand – Amazon , 3. Conic Box Table by Cane Line – Cedar Nursery 

 

If you’re feeling inspired and want to plan your garden get in touch with us or  Cedar Nursery for your outdoor furniture to help you make you home a haven at this time.