Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew

Long Rake Spar were delighted to have been involved in the prestigious new Broad Walk project at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew by supplying specialist dried aggregates to Addagrip’s 3000sqm Terrabase Rustic porous paving system, installed by approved contractor True Grip Ltd.


The surface was part a larger scheme to create the longest double herbaceous borders in the UK. The 300m long borders either side of the Broad Walk will be planted with vibrant summer flowering perennials, grasses and bulbs to form a spectacular new horticultural feature.

Addagrip’s resin bound surfacing system Terrabase Rustic was chosen because it’s larger 6-10mm stone size, supplied by Long Rake Spar, provided the rustic looking finish that Kew required and could be installed over the existing macadam with minimum environmental impact and disruption. Drainage was another key requirement and the large stone size of this bound system provides maximum porosity.

The new Terrabase Rustic surface is hard wearing, low maintenance with no loose stone and provides a seamless, naturally coloured pathway that blends effortlessly into its surroundings in London’s historic Royal Botanic Gardens.


Contractor: Truegrip and Addagrip


Client: Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew


Completion Date: Summer 2015