The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has staged the annual Tatton Park Flower Show since 1999.
Key features of the show are the RHS National Flower Bed Competition, the RHS Young Designer of the Year Award, distinct back-to-back gardens (distinct from the courtyard gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show), and a large central plaza housing a 'show feature'.
The show feature for the 2005 central plaza was titled 'England's Northwest Garden'.
Daedalian Glass Studios collaborated with landscape architects, Taylor Patrick McVean on this feature and were briefed to create a installation of glass panels depicting geological cross-sections of Northwest England.
Daedalian Glass Studios created multiple 15mm thick, kiln formed and toughened float glass monoliths, finely polished on all sides. To supplement the geological design of the kiln forming, finely detailed fused and cast glass pieces were bonded to the surface. These included items such as shells and fossils, moulded and cast in glass.
Once production was completed at our studios in the north-western countryside, our team transported the glass panels to site and erected the installation ready for the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show.