In 2012 we designed and created a decorative floral arch for the Eden Project in Cornwall. We were approached this year by 3 sisters who wanted to give their mum a unique present for a special birthday. They were inspired by the arch that we had created for the Eden project and commissioned us to create a similar one for their mum. Cecily Robinson has worked on this lovely arch over the summer. It has just been installed and is looking glorious! Talking with Cecily about working on the arch she mentioned the challenges of creating consistent tapers from 40mm round bar at the bottom through to a point at the top. She also enjoyed the contrast of working with solid uprights that form the main structure of the arch alongside creating the fine flowery details that adorn the arch from top to bottom! See here the original arch at the Eden Project and the newly created arch installed in situ. If you are interested in commissioning something like this or similar do get in touch to discuss your idea.
We’re thrilled to tell you that the beautiful flower arch that we made last year for RHS Malvern is now on loan to the Eden Project in Cornwall. Andy and his daughter Emily drove down to Eden at the weekend and installed the arch outside the Meditereanean biome where it looks just the job.
The asymmetric organic floral arch structure was based on some contemporary trellis posts that Andy designed for a private roof garden in London. The large galvanized flower arch has been much admired since it was made; as well as spending a week at Malvern (where it won Ironart a Silver Gilt medal) it was also featured on Alan Titchmarsh’s TV series Love Your Garden. We’re all really excited that it’s now on public display at the Eden project and will be seen and enjoyed by a huge number of people. The chance to showcase our work in this way is great publicity for Ironart – a small business in the West Country with big ideas! The arch is a wonderful example of the artistry and skills that abound here in the Ironart team, and all credit goes to artist blacksmith Jim Purry who made it. We blogged about Jim making the arch last year – heres the link.
If you would like to commission something really unusual for your garden and have an idea in mind, please pick up the phone and give us a call because we relish this type of creative project and would love to help.