Marley shingles showcased at Chelsea Flower Show

25 May 2023

Marley’s western red cedar shingles have been specified on an eye-catching garden design project at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which is taking place this week (until May 27).

Supporting a design by  treehouse consultancy, Blue Forest, the shingles are helping to showcase a fairy tale creation called The Magical Hideaway. The design was created in collaboration with architects Randle Siddeley Ltd and includes a treehouse and hillside hollow set within a meadow garden and features whimsical finishes and furnishings to ignite the imagination of anyone who enters.

To support the project, Marley supplied a total of 30 bundles of its WRC shingles to create the exterior of the treehouse.

“The Magical Hideaway concept is inspiring, so it’s great our western red cedar shingles are playing a part in helping to bring it to life,” said Stuart Nicholson, roof systems director at Marley. “Creating, building, and delivering on such projects can be challenging and complex and we worked alongside the Blue Forest team to ensure flexible product delivery matched their build requirements to meet various deadlines for the show.

“It is a fantastic example of how the shingle finish can be used imaginatively. We hope the design enjoys great success at the show.”

“We chose shingles from Marley as they effortlessly enhanced the natural woodland look and feel we wanted to achieve with the project,” said Andy Payne, managing director for Blue Forest. “The finished design is stunning, and we’re excited to welcome guests to the stand, and see them immerse themselves in a magical setting.”

WRC shingles from Marley are showcased at Chelsea