At the 2024 Chelsea Flower Show, our ‘Diversity is Queen’ exhibition, created in collaboration with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, was awarded the Silver-Gilt medal. Key elements and plants from the exhibition have been donated to South Green Infant School and Nursery to continue to spread the campaign messages and create a passion for nature.

The forward-thinking school is environmentally conscious, with rain gardens, planters and various self-constructed growing areas already created. Ground Control's donations from the ‘Diversity is Queen’ exhibition has been seamlessly integrated into the environment and replaced an astroturf with a new educational and wildlife-friendly area. 

Pupils, staff and Ground Control employees with the exhibition donations

Donations included a habitat bench (pictured below) designed to provide nesting opportunities for nature, wildflower turf, a fruit tree, and a series of plants from varying habitats on display in the exhibition.

The newly installed habitat bench

In addition, exhibition features such as the raised planter and drystone wall boulders were also donated, with the boulders repurposed to create a dry stream.

South Green Infant School and Nursery | Before and After

facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
email-white sharing button
sms-white sharing button

Jason Knights, Managing Director, added:

The ‘Diversity is Queen’ exhibition was rooted in education and we are proud to continue its legacy at a school local to our Billericay office. Our team worked exceptionally hard to create the award-winning garden, and seeing the legacy continue at South Green Infant School and Nursery is fantastic. At Ground Control, our vision is to leave our environment in a better place than we found it, we hope the new addition to the garden will inspire the next generation of designers, horticulturists and nature enthusiasts.

Talk to us about our award winning maintenance and landscaping

Speak to an Expert

Ground Control returns to the Chelsea Flower Show

Showcasing that ‘Diversity is Queen’ in partnership with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Giving Biodiversity Back to Billericay

Our award-winning Chelsea Flower Show exhibition, planted at South Green Infant School and Nursery
Case Study

Diversity is Queen Exhibition at the Chelsea Flower Show

Working in partnership with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, the exhibition received the silver-gilt medal at the 2024 Chelsea Flower Show, with judges complimentary of the campaign message and the journey through the landscapes.

Hear more from Ground Control with our Monthly Newsletter

Sign Up


Explore the latest news from Ground Control
Read more