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Video script Paynes Turf in sync with Somerset House
One of London’s most celebrated centres of art and culture, Somerset House saw its
iconic Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court transformed into a stunning greensward last March, as
part of a new installation by Chilean artist Fernando Casasempere. Called Out of Sync,
the installation featured 10,000 ceramic flowers planted in the impressive 2,600m2 lawn, which
was grown and delivered by Essex-based turf supplier, Paynes Turf.
Given the special nature of the project, and the significant visual impact of the grass
expanse, it was essential that only the highest quality, low maintenance turf be selected.
Paynes Turf’s Premium Grade Lawn Turf was chosen for its quality, colour and hard-wearing
properties by Springbridge, the landscaping supply firm responsible for specifying the
turf and providing 360 tonnes of topsoil for the project.
The Premium Grade Lawn Turf used in the ‘Out of Sync’ exhibit was grown on Paynes Turf’s
farm in Suffolk. Grown from a mix of seed containing Perennial Ryegrass, Slender Creeping
Red Fescue, Strong Creeping Red Fescue and Chewings Fescue, it has a wonderful colour
and extraordinary resilience. In addition to the outstanding quality of
Paynes’ TGA standard turf, Springbridge selected Paynes for this prestigious installation
due of the company’s excellent delivery service. Located in the heart of London, Somerset
House presented numerous logistical challenges, but despite this, Paynes Turf delivered to
the site on time. Furthermore, the turf supplier was able to overcome any on-site access constraints
using its fork lift to unload and deliver the turf pallets. Director of Springbridge,
Tom Hawkins, commented: “We’ve worked with Paynes Turf for over 10 years and wouldn’t
go anywhere else”. For more information on Paynes Turf’s comprehensive
product range, please visit www.paynesturf.co.uk or call 01255 830325.