Monday, 27 April 2015

Images of our finished piece!

Our commission for the Viking River Cruises garden is finally complete!  A huge amount of time spent cutting, welding, hammering and polishing over the past few months has resulted in something we're hugely proud of.

Patrick Hurst has created something wonderful, a fusion of the classical with the contemporary, the Viking myth of Njord & Skadi with lines and mirror-polished steel.  It is the marriage of two forms; each an abstract response to the homes of these two Norse gods.  Made from two sheets of mirror polished stainless steel standing parallel to each other, the piece imposes itself onto the viewer at a height of 2 metres, painted a deep inky blue on the internal faces representing the deep blue of the sea and the darkness of the starry night sky. 
constellation detail punched through steel
The profile of the sculpture resembles the prow of Viking's new ocean-going luxury liner, the steel picks out the materials of the garden, and there are already two ships named for Njord and Skadi in their fleet.  

Alan Gardener's garden could not be coming at a more perfect time, with the launch of his upcoming television show 'The Autistic Gardener' mere weeks away.  In this show the award-winning garden designer leads a team of autistic green fingered amateurs will use their unique skills to transform neglected gardens across the country.  

For more information on Patrick's piece you can contact us directly on, to see more of his work please visit his gallery page here.
Director, Marshall Murray

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Little Book of Wonders

This Spring we shall be working with Barclays' Little Book Of Wonders to host a rather wonderful event at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Our annual presence at the show, and network of garden designers and artists who have become close friends over our years of operating, gives us the ability to throw unique behind-the-scenes access to our clients.  Small groups of Barclays' clients will gain from this come May, with hosted trips around the show and introductions to the many artists and designers showcasing their talents.

Little Book of Wonders offers a selection of events and features from Barclays in partnership with a carefully selected group of luxury brands, on a fully complimentary basis.

Whether you want to travel to remarkable places or invest in fine wines, collect contemporary art or meet some of the world’s best writers,  there are events here for Barclays Wealth clients with assets over certain levels.  If you are a Barclays client then please speak to your private banker about eligibility.

We shall of course be keeping you up to date with all things Chelsea, and hope to see you there!


Oliver - Director