Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley had created some beautiful benches for RHS Wisley and they donated their design to the Centenary Garden at Cranleigh. Unfortunately because they were in such high demand we had to find a specialist furniture maker, eventually coming up with The Garden Trellis Company in Essex. Starting with a block of five-year-old dried raw oak...
Shaping the curves.
Cutting out the leg grooves.
Bonding the curves and the legs together.
Dan, Mark, Ross, Billy, Mason and Dave - master furniture makers.
Delivery of the benches.
Finally in position, where they will be left to go silvery-grey.
Our thanks go to the sponsors of these two benches, Bob and Audrey Roberts, whose land has provided Roberts Way and Amlets Place.