Trade stand, RHS Chelsea

Bespoke corten edging, planter and plinths created for a prize-winning trade stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 using our standard materials and methods

Back to Our Work >

About the project

Hamish Mackie is one of Britain’s foremost wildlife sculptors, with works in public and private collections around the world. A regular exhibitor at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, his stand at the 2019 event was sponsored by land agents Knight Frank, and designed and built by leading landscaping contractor Bowles & Wyer as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations.

Bowles & Wyer commissioned us to design and make a bespoke planter and pair of free-standing plinths for the stand. We created them in corten, pre-treated to ensure a fully-developed weathered oxidised surface finish in time for the Show. Adopting the same methods we use for our powder-coated mild steel planters achieved the smooth, seamless perfection required: all trade stands at Chelsea are judged, and we were delighted when Hamish received a coveted Five Star award.

The corten edging was produced by adapting our standard Series Two system: designed and manufactured entirely in-house, this gives a perfect fit and finish at much lower cost than bespoke.

About the project

Hamish Mackie is one of Britain’s foremost wildlife sculptors, with works in public and private collections around the world. A regular exhibitor at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, his stand at the 2019 event was sponsored by land agents Knight Frank, and designed and built by leading landscaping contractor Bowles & Wyer as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations.

Bowles & Wyer commissioned us to design and make a bespoke planter and pair of free-standing plinths for the stand. We created them in corten, pre-treated to ensure a fully-developed weathered oxidised surface finish in time for the Show. Adopting the same methods we use for our powder-coated mild steel planters achieved the smooth, seamless perfection required: all trade stands at Chelsea are judged, and we were delighted when Hamish received a coveted Five Star award.

The corten edging was produced by adapting our standard Series Two system: designed and manufactured entirely in-house, this gives a perfect fit and finish at much lower cost than bespoke.

Location
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Client
Bowles & Wyer

Designer
Bowles & Wyer

Sponsor
Knight Frank

Call us on 01903 716960 for a quote on a similar project you may have