Savills is hoping to inspire gardeners through its tie-up with award-winning British sculptor David Harber at the Chelsea Flower Show, assuming you can afford the £85 a ticket charged to members of the public by the event.
With a continued focus on the desire for outside space caused by the pandemic, the agent says it decided to get more involved after years of sponsoring the world-famous floral event.
Crispin Holborow (pictured), country director of The Private Office at Savills, believes Chelsea plays an important role in inspiring both seasoned and aspiring gardeners in how to make the most of external living spaces and how art, in the form of sculpture, can be a focus.
“This is why it is a very great pleasure to be back at Chelsea this year with David Harber, whose work perfectly captures how sculpture can marry together art and nature and create a central focal point in a garden, whether it is big or small,” says Holborow.
The ‘David Harber x Savills’ stand showcases a selection of sculptures, sundials and water features, including the official reveal of Bite II – a piece designed exclusively for this year’s show – and Teardrop Mantle, formed from hundreds of 316 marine-grade, mirror polished steel ‘petals’.
These are welded together in a painstakingly precise process to resemble a giant droplet of water.
Garden designer Emily Erlam, one of House & Garden’s Top 50 garden designers, was commissioned to design the trade stand, which is just off main avenue at MA336 from 24th-28th May.
Watch a ‘peek behind the scenes’ video.