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Contributors to the Doorstep Library Garden

Here you'll find the creative artisans, designers, landscapers and book experts, several of global renown, who have gathered around the concepts of this garden in support of Doorstep Library and given generously of their time and skill.  

We are grateful to suppliers who added their expertise and donated sustainable and special materials.

You'll find them just below the Contributor details


And the  garden lives on after the Chelsea Flower Show... scroll down to read more.


Ada & Ina have kindly donated their delicate off- white Vilma linen fabric for the window seat.  It is used in its plain form as well as for Ellen Mae Williams' textile designs on the sides of the seat and the footstool. Ada & Ina stock a beautiful selection of natural linen fabrics for curtains and upholstery.

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Edulis is a specialist peat free plant nursery tucked away in a walled garden near Pangbourne in Berkshire with rare shady plants and interesting edibles.  Paul Barney, founder of Edulis. has supplied many of our plants and is a fount of knowledge on all aspects of growing and caring for rare plants.

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Harriet's Plants is  nursery in Cornwall. Harriet is a passionate environmentally friendly grower, who trained at the Eden Project.  She supplies peat free, pesticide free , plastic free plants. Her speciality is indoor plants but she also has a range of plants for outdoors and is a source of expert and friendly advice.

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Leahurst is a boutique nursery in North London, with an eclectic range of plants including the tree ferns loaned to us before making their way to the Natural History Museum.  Nurseryman Lyndon Osborn also sells his wonderful plants at the renowned Colombia Road Flower Market in London.

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Print.Work are a planet friendly printing compny based in Leeds.  For our leaflets we chose their 100% recycled FSC certified unicorn white paper at a chunky 250gsm,  printed with inks from organic biomass.  They are fully recyclable - although we hope you'll keep yours, if you got one!

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Romney Marsh Wools kindly donated the soft fleece filling for our window seat. Wool is renewable, sustainable and incredibly versatile.  Their products are made from natural British wool from their own flocks, including wool home furnishings, lanolin based toiletries, clothing, and mum and baby gifts. 

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Light Visuals design and manufacture the highest quality modular innovative led lighting products dedicated solely to the landscape industry. Their luminaires are designed and manufactured in England by leading landscape lighting designer Neil Parslow, and feature many innovations to assist the designer and installer. With an impressive 10-year warranty on all lighting products and with modularity at the heart, these lighting tools are a fixture for life!

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Behind every decision in planning the garden has been a determination to minimise carbon footprint and waste.  

After the Show every part of the garden will take on a new purpose.  

  • The window seat with its upholstery will be relocated to the Loughborough Community Centre at Max Roach in Brixton, where Doorstep Library see several families.   The centre’s mission is to “give its local community, in particular those at a disadvantage, a safe space and activities, to come together, to learn, grow and thrive”.   The seat will be in an airy indoor family room.  Some other timbers from the garden will be repurposed to create bespoke shelving on either side of the seat.  Children can sit on the seat and read a selection of books donated by Ultimate Library.

  • One of our contributors, Carl Chaney of Greenscape Gardens, lives in Brixton, so he is helping his local area with the relocation here.

  • Holly Thomas, creator of bright and engaging illustrations (and more) has previously worked with Doorstep Library.  She will create a lively rainforest mural for the wall behind the seat, bringing the themes of the garden to life.

  • The rest of the timber will be used within other projects.  The flooring will become a table and seating.

  • Some smaller plants will be available for Chelsea-goers to purchase.  Others will be planted up in client gardens.

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