Wedgwood's arch garden at Chelsea flower show 2019

  • Annie McIntyre

To celebrate 260 years of Wedgwood, landscape architect Jo Thomson designed this beautiful garden installation inspired by Etruria - Josiah Wedgwood's pioneering Staffordshire factory town. He had a passion for classical architecture which you can see is portrayed beautifully through the arch and column structure. This project was unlike any work I have done in the past, I am used to working on much smaller scale project's but to engage myself in a different field of design was incredibly eye opening and challenged my CAD skills. My role was to draw up and design the structure for fabrication, this included all arch details, columns, steel rhyl's for water & the timber and steel base structure lying underneath the tiled flooring. The arches are made from ply board and cladded with a plaster to give off this distressed concrete exterior. The steel columns are also painted in such detail to present a rustic & aged surface. I drew up all components in a way which we could half assemble sections in house rather than the full structure needing to be assembled onsite, this was beneficial for the distribution of all components & for install time at the show. The final result of the garden was perfect, the curation of plants and flowers used in correlation to the colour tones of the structure presented such a balanced and thought-out installation. It was an incredible experience working with such renowned designers & establishments at this years Chelsea flower show.

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      Chelsea Flower Show

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        bespoke outdoors