Large Cypress Trees
Lavender and Rosemary
Mixed Wild Planting
Trailing and High Level Planting
Handbuilt and Bonsai Trees
More copper, this time with a lot of mad straggling grey-frosted plants at the Ivy, in a sort of ‘Kings Road meets Louisiana swamp’ lopsided vibe with bare twigs. Less is more, they say…
More of the ‘hang ‘em high’ style, this time as a play-around to see how orchids can be used without looking silly or growing out at an implausible 90 degrees to reality. Work in progress, and we need to improve the knot-tying!
Not really very wild or trailing, but we have great succulents, and we use a lot of them dotted among all the greenery and also in our indoor livings walls. We’re currently making a green wall that’s entirely succulents for a boat project, so if or when that’s completed, we’ll post it here.
Another project in Dublin, this time at Brown Thomas, using a similar mixed mass of ferns – like the ones floating in the air a little earlier in the sequence. This wasn’t a large enough project to justify flying a team out, so it was built in our workshops as a ‘drop-in’ and sent over by carrier.
And again (which will make no sense unless you’ve come here from the previous picture!), this is another ‘high spec’ luxury interior in a West End watch showroom having its lines softened by our ivy. Design (and nice lighting) by March and White, fiddly ivy threading by us.
Another high end project using wild planting, this is the appropriately named Wilde restaurant in the Westbury, Dublin. The ivies are on twisted wood so they flow round the windows rather than follow the columns rigidly. The elves enjoyed the Guinness, too!
Odd how this sort of planting works in all sorts of different places – this is the Royal Enclosure at Ascot and meant to look like hedgerows (In Surrey? Ed.) Design by SHH, and this time there’s a Fake Landscapes elf for scale as well.
Back to Shoreditch, this is the Curtain Hotel (which is now called the Mondrian from a quick Google). Not sure if the planting is still there, but there was so little light not much else would work. Maybe the secret of being beautiful people is to stay in the shadows so you can’t make out the fine detail?
Very much a one off, a copper covered wall with custom planters (can you imagine the polishing?!) Trailing stuff didn’t work, so we made it look as if the plants were doing really well and were just about to spill out - but hadn’t quite.
You’d be forgiven in thinking this was some funky converted power station, but it’s really the approach to the swimming pool area at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel in Knightsbridge. Nice people, kudos to them for trusting us and giving us a free hand!
Indoor Trailing and high level plants