Lyptus-branded plantation hardwood decking has been given the royal seal of approval by Prince Albert II of Monaco for use in the Monaco Garden at the Cheslea Flower Show.

Lyptus, made by Weyerhaeuser in Brazil from eucalyptus, has been used to form the central deck, fascias to a cantilevered roof and the staircase in the garden.

Landscape designer Sarah Eberle said Lyptus had provided the warmth of colour needed to recreate the Mediterranean environment of the garden.

“Importantly for the ethos of the garden, it is backed up by proven environmenal credentials,” she said.

Woodlink UK, which supplies Lyptus in the UK, said the decking’s appearance at Chelsea (May 22-25) would provide an opportunity for the product to shine.

Eucalyptus trees used to manufacture the product can be harvested within 14-16 years, compared to 60 years and more for many tropical tree species.