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Lyme Regis: Olympic visitors can sit spiritually
A LYME Regis company has designed and made a swing-seat to give its occupants a magnificent view of the Olympic Stadium in London.
Martin Young, of Sitting Spiritually, based in Yawl Hill Lane, was commissioned to provide the seat for the Olympic Park Gardens in Stratford, east London.
He has just seen his seats take pride of place at the RHS Chelsea flower show in designer Diarmuid Gavin’s Tower Garden.
In 2009, the RHS launched The Great British Garden Competition to recruit two amateur garden designers and to celebrate the nation’s passion for gardening.
The new garden sits within the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, offering great views over the Olympic Stadium.
Out of 112 entries the winners were Rachel Read in the adult section and Hannah Clegg in the junior section.
The two designers worked with the Olympic Delivery Authority Team to realise their designs for the garden.
And one of their requests was a personalised swing seat from Sitting Spiritually so that visitors could enjoy the garden and the views.
Eco carpenter Martin designed the seat – a three-seater Kyokusen frame with curve back, complete with the inscription “Rachel & Hannah”.
Martin said: “The whole site is awesome to see and we are very pleased to be involved in something as prestigious as this.”