Chelsea Flower Show win for Narborough shed firm

Pictured left, Nick Crane, in the centre, James, holding plaque. Accepting the trophy is Peter Mortin. Presenting the trophy is the Director General of the RHS, Sue Biggs. ANL-150520-150141001
Pictured left, Nick Crane, in the centre, James, holding plaque. Accepting the trophy is Peter Mortin. Presenting the trophy is the Director General of the RHS, Sue Biggs. ANL-150520-150141001

Crane Garden Buildings, of Narborough, won a prestigious award at the world famous Chelsea Flower Show this week.

The firm were told on Wednesday that it had captured the RHS Director General’s Tradestand Best in Show Award for outstanding design, including of planting and the product itself.

Crane’s have been displaying at Chelsea for 10 years now, but it is the first time they have won the award.

James and Nick Crane, the two partners of the company, were on hand to accept the award. James said: “I am very proud of the Crane team, and very pleased all their hard work has been credited this way.”

To make this even more special, all the flowers and plants used in this display are going to be donated to the Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House.

Crane’s national sales manager, Peter Mortin, has helped to design the grounds of their new hospice at Hillington.

Nick said: “It is wonderful that our trade stand has received such attention, and it makes us feel even better knowing that these flowers will be going on to create a relaxing and peaceful environment for the patients of the Norfolk Hospice”

Crane’s has one building on display at Chelsea, the Garden Room – an outside living area, displayed in this case with a patio and garden.

Crane Garden Buildings are a family run business who have been hand-making timber buildings in Norfolk for more than 40 years.

The company also won the Five-Star Tradestand Award, which it was also bestowed with in 2014.

The Chelsea Flower Show closes today after four days of being open to the public and being featured on BBC TV.