“The Green Room” will be an immersive, houseplant filled VIP retreat in which the ‘Planterati’ can escape the hustle and bustle of the show outside, ‘suspended’ in a giant hot pink macramé hanger.
“We’ve let our imaginations go wild. With everything we’ve all been through an exhibit where everything feels like it hangs in the balance seems apt.
Inside visitors will be encouraged to swing in a suspended seat surrounded by the trailing root systems of orchids, air plants and Macramé plant hangers with a carpet of moss underfoot.
Planted tree trunks will bring the feeling of nature indoors whilst providing a suitable space for tree-dwelling species such as Rhipsalis, Medinilla and Tillandsia. Clusters of planters, baskets and pots near the windows will showcase cacti and succulent species which can spend the summer months on the other side of the glass on the terrace.
This House Plant Studio is all about giving back to plants. The Green Room will be a glamorous ‘hang-out’ for ‘Very Important Plants’.
After over a year’s break from exhibiting at in-person events due to the pandemic, Malvern Garden Building’s Managing Director, Andrew Peck admits:
“We’ve provided the studios for the plateau in Ranelagh Gardens for over 10 years. This will be the first time they have played host to indoor plantscapes. We’re really excited to be helping to bring this new class of exhibit to this world-famous show.”
Indoor Garden Design
Ian Drummond is the Creative Director at Indoor Garden Design. Ian specialises in creative projects and is passionate about finding new ways to use plants. Ian has created indoor gardens for the BAFTAs, Fashion Week and Elton John. He is the author of the houseplant manual, “At Home with Plants” and created #PlantsWork, an innovative, open-plan home office installation with IKEA at RHS Chelsea in 2018. Indoor Garden Design recently launched a retail arm called In-Tray and are delivering houseplants, pots and botanical accessories UK wide. www.indoorgardendesign.com www.intrayplants.com
Malvern Garden Buildings
Malvern Garden Buildings have supplied the garden studios for the plateau in Ranelagh Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for almost a decade. In previous years working with botanically inspired craftspeople like Rob Ryan, Nikki Tibbles, Cath Kidston, Orla Kiely & Lou Gardiner to create the Artisan Area. Now finalising designs for the all-new House Plant Studios for the show in 2021. www.malverngardenbuildings.co.uk