RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 - concept models

Any design begins with an idea, a lightbulb moment - and 'The Bermuda Triangle' was no different. First, the idea is hand sketched and from that turned into a computerised 3D digital design, which is produced to convey an accurate impression of how the garden will look from any angle. We produce all our 3D digital designs in-house.

Jack’s 'The Bermuda Triangle' 3D digital design

Once the 3D images were created, the design team worked with Jack to build small-scale prototypes out of wood and card, which start to bring the design to life. It’s important to work through every aspect of your concept, so you can hone and polish it and make sure it’s the best possible design.

The team made early concept models out of wood and card

The next step is for the team to build a full-scale model, which we are currently working on. This helps Jack to envisage the scale of the garden and how it will look and work on the show ground. Because of the nature of RHS shows, it’s important to be able to get your garden in and up as quickly as possible, paying respect to health and safety and show criteria. Constructing a prototype in advance helps ensure this process is quick and easy – or as much as possible! - and helps eliminate unknown quantities ahead of time. Designing and building a show garden is a wonderful and exciting experience, but it can also be quite stressful, so knowing before you get there that the build will be a smooth process is vital.

Keep an eye on the blog for further RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 'The Bermuda Triangle' updates.

The team are building a full-scale model