A 150 ft long runway, made entirely from artificial grass is currently being installed at RAF Scampton ahead of a new exhibition to mark 100 years of the UK’s aerial force.
The UK’s leading supplier of artificial grass, LazyLawn® will also be installing a red carpet as part of the event ready for welcoming guests at its official opening on 5th April.
The exhibition named, Lincolnshire: Bastion in the Air, is being installed in the Dambuster hangar and will feature the recreation of part of a World War I airfield in France, including three replica aircraft, to highlight the work carried out in constructing aircraft at the time.
LazyLawn® has installed 600m2 of its green ‘Fresh’ grass to form the runway and will also be installing approximately 120m2 of red carpet to complete the space.
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Lincolnshire County Council and West Lindsey District Council, the Lincolnshire: Bastion in the Air exhibition is due to run until the end of August.
The launch will be welcoming 100 local VIP’s, the Commanding Officers of the UK’s RAF stations, the Air Officer Commanding 1 Group RAF and also all key partners in the project.
Dave Harrigan MBE, Aviation Heritage Manager at Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire, said: “The Lincolnshire: Bastion in the Air World War I project is delighted to be working with LazyLawn®.
“The authentic airfield is an exact replica of how it was in the First World War, complete with a grass runway area beautifully laid by LazyLawn®.
“The intricate work and professional look of the diorama has been enhanced by LazyLawn®’s attention to detail, and we are very happy to have them as partners to this nationally recognised project.”
Peter Footitt, Production Director at LazyLawn®, said: “We are proud to be involved in such an important event for the RAF. The exhibition looks very impressive so far and we are looking forward to seeing the finished product at the launch.”
The green runway is one of a number of innovative and high profile installations undertaken by LazyLawn® in recent years. The brand has been commissioned to install the iconic Big Brother house gardens since 2004. It has also featured in the The View from the Shard and on Liverpool One’s landmark amphitheatre steps and it is present in thousands of gardens and schools up and down the country.