Work well underway on sculptural seating installation for new Coronation meadow feature at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Wakehurst Place, W.Sussex.
Here's an image of one of the flow seat pod elements near completion. This project is created entirely of oak wood. Much of it sourced from Wakehurst's very own woodlands. All fixtures and fittings in stainless steel. You can see the gap-set seat base being bolted down onto the pod base blocks. These are then capped over once complete.
Assistance much appreciated from James Pumfrey at Kew, Wood Mizer and chain saw master carrying out the initial block cutting and taper cutting on the large oak base and verticals elements for this project. The installation comprises groupings of seat pods that carry the poem Leisure by W H Davies through a wandering meander down though the new meadow with superb views out onto the wooded valley below.
Letter carving for this project, superbly cut by Roy Will Taylor. Not as straight forward as it looks as the text is cut over a compound convex surface. Much of the working on the base pod and vertical assemblies is being carried out at Wakehurst Place with installation within the meadow during start of June 2016.