We were honoured to be part of the ‘Safe and Secure’ garden at RHS Hyde Hall Summer Flower Show near Chelmsford; a ground-breaking project, brought to fruition by Essex Police, Secured by Design in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society and BALI. Along with other companies accredited by Secured by Design, DefendaStrip® was featured throughout the garden together with a defensive planting scheme, designed to deter opportunistic burglars and to reduce the risk of crime.
The event ran from 31 July to 4 August 2019 and DefendaStrip® was featured in several areas of the garden in all our main colourways – black, green, brown, grey and translucent – along with our warning signage. Several Crime Prevention Officers from Essex Police were on hand to discuss the various safety and security features of the garden with members of the public.
DefendaStrip® was well received by the many visitors to the garden and we hope to continue our involvement with what was a beautifully landscaped but also thought-provoking concept garden that looks like it may expand into other RHS events in the future. Watch this space…