Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Greener Grass For Historic Footpaths



One interesting thing we've noticed in recent months is how much artificial grass is being featured in the news. It seems more people are voting in favour of artificial grass in areas open to public use.

Take for example, historic Cliveden House in Buckinghamshire . From Chaplin to Churchill, Roosevelt to Ghandi, Cliveden House has enjoyed many famous visitors in its undeniably colourful history. With such a provenance, the house invariably features in the headlines should it do anything new or particularly bold.

So when the Cliveden maze was restored at a staggering cost of £250,000 and taking some 2 years of National Trust staff’s time, this attracted widespread news coverage. What was particularly interesting, however, was that many editorials also included a reference to how the gardeners had been busy using artificial grass in the grounds!
When reporters went to look at this new, marvellous maze, they couldn’t help but notice that the Italian walled garden path was now an artificial grass path. Asking why this would be they were told that it was "to more accurately reflect the colour scheme" and that in practical terms real grass became a mudbath under the feet of so many visitors.

A resounding thumbs-up for our belief in ‘all year round green’ afforded by artificial grass.