Special Projects

A selection of the special projects Landform has constructed over the years, from the many RHS Flower Show gardens, British Museum Exhibits and Gibraltar's first public park.

Click on the thumbnails to view the project images; the link text for a description.

RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden 2017

To illustrate the challenges of climate change and rapid urban development, the RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, was set within an urban landscape. The garden focused on practical and creative solutions for where space is at a premium, including balconies, and areas on and around the buildings themselves. Large, multi-tiered structures which mirror apartment blocks also featured in the garden. These ‘creature towers’ provided a home for a wide range of wildlife such as insects and birds. The garden was full of inspirational take-home ideas which were directly relevant to home gardeners and community groups, and Nigel used realistic and readily-available materials to make sure that this was an achievable project. Other notable elements include: bike storage recycling and composting facilities edible planting (including a 2.5 metre long communal meeting table which integrated fruit trees and herbs in its structure). Photos taken by Derek St Romaine.

Type: RHS Exhibit

Location: RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Designer: Nigel Dunnett

The Chelsea Barracks Garden

The design is inspired by the heritage of the Chelsea Barracks site, and by the architecture and landscaping of the new development, which neighbours the Royal Hospital. Roses, with perennial planting between, are a main feature of the garden. They refer to the listed Garrison Chapel, with its historic Rose Window, which is preserved as the development's centrepiece. The garden is a place where people can relax and socialise. A bronze sculpture pays tribute to the Barracks' former residents. A sculpted stone tidal rill references the lost River Westbourne, symbolising its original path under Chelsea Barracks. Bronze uprights form part of the boundary, beyond which the backdrop of the Royal Hospital can be glimpsed.

Type: Show Garden

Location: RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Designer: Jo Thompson MSGD

Campaign for Wool - Sheep on the Row

A pop-up sheep field built for Campaign for Wool's Saville Row event "Sheep on the Row". Landform built two temporary fields for the event in 2010 and 2015. Each field contained a flock of sheep: Exmoor Horn and Merino. The fields were built overnight on Saville Row and dismantled immediately after the event. Photography by Getty Images & Luca Meneghel, supplied with permission by Campaign for Wool

Type: Event

Location: Saville Row, London

Designer: Campaign for Wool & Landform

Tamsin Trail

As part of the works to repair and restore sections of footpaths along the Tamsin Trail, in Richmond Park, the bridge over the Beverley Brook needed replacing. The bridge had to be constructed to withstand the constant use from pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders. The bridge was constructed from Steel beams with Oak supports, deck & rails, with the frame being made off site and then craned into position. The remaining joinery was carried out on site.

Type: Commercial Project

Location: Richmond Park

Designer: The Royal Parks

Essence of Australia

GOLD medal winning & Best in Category Show Garden. Essence of Australia evoked the relaxed feel of Australia and the Australian love of outdoor living, and celebrated the beauty and diversity of the flora and landscapes of Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Type: Show Garden

Location: RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

Designer: Jim Fogarty

Homebase Garden 2013

GOLD winning Show Garden. The Homebase Garden was a modern family garden and was been created with a small family in mind, providing them with a space to enjoy an everyday connection with their food and with nature. It was designed for gardening, relaxation and entertaining, whilst also providing a habitat that encourages wildlife.

Type: Show Garden

Location: RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Designer: Adam Frost

RBG Melbourne

Gold medal winning "Australia Garden" for the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Planted using Australian native species, this garden represented the journey of water through Australia

Type: Show Garden

Location: Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Designer: Jim Fogarty

New Wild Garden

Silver Gilt medal winning garden for the Royal Bank of Canada. This garden, donated to Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge, featured modern recycled & reclaimed materials, habitat walls & rainwater capture

Type: Show Garden

Location: Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Designer: Nigel Dunnett

Tourism Malaysia

Gold medal winning garden for Tourism Malaysia, inspired by the traditional Kampung village garden this featured unusual specimen plants & trees of the Malaysian archipelago

Type: Show Garden

Location: Chelsea Flower Show 2010

Designer: James Wong and David Cubero

British Museum

In association with Kew Gardens, garden exhibits representing the landscapes of China, India, South Africa and Australia.*Photographs by kind permission of the British Museum

Type: Exhibition Gardens

Location: The British Museum, London

Designer: Kew Gardens