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uilt on a foundation of passion for
design excellence and meticulous
attention to detail, Canopy Designed
Exteriors ranges from the sleek and
minimal to the more traditional.
Director and international award-winning
designer Matthew Unwin co-founded the
company with the aim of creating high-quality,
Providing a range of services from design to maintenance,
Canopy Designed Exteriors creates unique, inspiring landscapes.
visionary outdoor spaces that are tailored to
individual needs and budgets.
Canopy provides a complete service that
includes design, manufacture, installation and
maintenance. The company prides itself on
working closely with its clients to produce
unique schemes resulting in landscapes that
are both functional and inspiring.
CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
In May 2013, Matthew helped create a show garden
at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society’s
Chelsea Flower Show in the United Kingdom.
As lead designer, he worked with Stoke-on-
Trent City Council and main sponsor Bartholomew
Landscapes to create a stunning horticultural
showpiece, Stoke-on -Trent’s Story of Transformation.
The garden was designed to be distinctive and
characteristic of the city, acknowledging Stoke’s
rich heritage, while drawing attention to new and
This was achieved through the combination of
materials and plantings to establish distinct areas
that are reflective of the city’s history.
The garden room features a rusted, skeletal
structure, inspired by the iconic bottle kilns of The
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