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Chelsea Flower Show


In 2004 A.J Wells was approached by Diarmuid Gavin Designs to help create an epic garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. The garden featured over 5,000 individually coloured enamelled balls to create a habitable pod within the garden.The project recieved huge media exposure and was filmed for a BBC 2 six part series.

Over a intense time frame of just 4 weeks, A.J Wells were followed closely by a film crew as they enamelled the balls. Due to the spherical nature of the balls bespoke spraying and firing jigs were built to enable each ball to be seamlessly enamelled.

Once finished the balls were painstaking attached to a fabricated steel framework that formed the Pod. The finished Pod featuring a voice activated opening was placed in a garden of ferns and Japanese aralia.

“It is a suburban garden which is about fun. But the planting is very much integral. The pod sits in a bed of ferns - it almost floats there.”
Diarmuid Gavin - 2004

Diarmuid Gavin Designs achieved a Silver Gilt award for their garden.