Addagrip were asked to help on a project for Alan Titchmarsh’s new show – Love Your Garden – on ITV. Alan and his team visited Cambridge to transform the garden of a young mother whose son requires round the clock care – putting some holiday sun into her uninspiring garden and bringing the beach to Cambridgeshire.
Until five years ago, mum Suzi and her two children Katiya and Isaac – were a happy active bunch who took frequent trips to Spain to visit family. But when 12 year old Isaac was diagnosed with the debilitating condition ALD, their lives changed forever. Isaac is now largely confined to his bed or his wheelchair and Suzi has given up work to become his full time carer. So, it’s no surprise that her garden had become neglected.
The main pathway needed to be smooth, seamless and suitable for wheelchair use to allow Isaac easy access to the garden. Alan and his team of experts replaced the rotten deck and, with the help of our friends at Orchid Flooring, put in a sweeping Addagrip resin bound porous path – in Addabound 3mm Natural Beach – that now allows Isaac access to all areas of the new garden. The path also includes a sun logo in our resin bound Addacolor in a 3mm Yellow coloured aggregate blend.
Two huge gravel beds were filled with Mediterranean themed plants, while the existing pergola was revitalised. The finished touches included a state-of-the-art sound system, sail shade and outdoor pizza oven.
The end result is a beautiful new garden that the family can enjoy together.
This episode of the show was aired on ITV, 2 July 2013.
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