Chelsea Flower Show

Many of our clients ether want units for long term rental or want to purchase containers, but we also supply numerous different containers for special events and temporary facilities on a short term basis.

One such company is “The grass roof company” who were exhibiting at the Chelsea flower show. They needed a customised container for their display, which was being created on behalf of “The royal bank of Scotland”. Our technical team converted a shipping container to fit the specification that the client supplied, which was then transported and installed at the event.

The Grass roof company were delighted with the result, and once the Chelsea flower show reached its finale, the newly customised container was floated down the River Thames as part of the showcase.

About Grass Roof Company

The Grass roof company use sustainable materials and wildlife friendly planting to create a better environment. Their use of planted shipping containers is displayed throughout the country. As their names suggests they use container roofs as gardens, with secure storage below. Their work has been used as cycle stores, bird hides at wildlife reserves and even as outdoor classrooms.

They are a very inventive company and work closely with schools to help children develop a better understanding of sustainability. At the Chelsea Flower Show, with the help of the 1st Containers team, The grass roof company were able to showcase their sustainable materials work, and their display won a silver gilt medal.