Helen Elks-Smith Show Garden is provided light by SureSet Spectrum® at Tatton Park

Helen Elks-Smith Show Garden is provided light by SureSet Spectrum® at Tatton Park

News - 17 July 2015

Demonstrating their creative skills, SureSet Installers formed the ‘waveform’ concept for the Show Garden ‘Reflecting Photonics’ by Elks-Smith Landscape and Garden Design.

Designed by Kate Hart and Helen Elks-Smith, BALI South West Regional Chair, the ‘waveform’ was cleverly recreated by SureSet using edging from Dural and eight colours from Spectrum®, their coloured recycled glass range. The contractor working with Kate and Helen is Andy Craddock from Turf n Earth.

One of three light inspired designs celebrating International Year of Light at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show, ‘Reflecting Photonics’ is based on the work of leading researchers at the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton.

Within the design, the ‘waveform’ acts as a metaphor for how light refracts along the fibre-optics.  The wave is connected to the 'glass-drops' set into the floor forming communication pathways. The glass drops are formed as part of the manufacturing process of the new generation of fibre-optics.

Celebrating the International Year of Light, Tatton Park takes place in picturesque parklands July 22 – 26. To help visitors find their way around there are three themed areas: Inspire, Feast and Grow. As well as regular favourites such as Young Designer of the Year, a carnival and funfair, Ladies Day, gardening talks and floristry demonstrations and workshops’ this years’ Show has some new features to enjoy. Tickets are available online.

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