The Manchester Flower Festival is an integral part of this exciting city, many important landmarks and streets are enhanced with blooming flowers and vibrant colours.
The festival is always popular in Manchester, even more so with it being the first big event of 2021… and it didn’t disappoint!
Agrumi designed and created an artificial baby giraffe and elephant to be placed in Angel Meadow Park. The topiary were within budget, required no maintenance and provided an Instagramable opportunity for visitors to the event.
The pictures that were shared on social media platforms were a huge hit and really became a stand out feature within the city.
We at Agrumi love to be part of such events and create topiary features that stand out for others to enjoy.
Could your town benefit from some topiary sculptures? Just get in touch!
Hatton Garden is famously known as London’s jewellery quarter, so when they asked Agrumi Topiary Art to make a giant diamond ring it made a lot of sense!
We were asked for the topiary to be free standing on a large scale so that people could stand in it for photos. So we created the design for a 3 metre high Diamond Ring, high enough to stand under, which would be bolted into the ground.
Artificial boxwood was the topiary medium of choice for this project, as it is a realistic alternative to living plant that would last through the installation with zero maintenance.
This project was brought about by the Hatton Garden BID (Business Improvement District), which funds improvements to the local area, to enhance commercial areas and celebrate the area’s uniqueness. A major benefit of BIDs is that they encourage footfall into the highstreet.
They were interested in having a planter filled with flowering plants at the top of the ‘diamond’ so we left this hollow. We created an artificial floral display (pink orchids, blue delphinium and various white flowers) to represent a pot full of flowers. They loved this so much that we left these built in for the duration of the ring’s installation!
A big sign was placed on the ground saying “SMILE Take a photo in the ring and share with us @HattonGDN to win great prizes this summer… #HattonSummer”.
"Hatton Garden is steeped in history relating to jewellery and diamonds. We are very proud of our identity and want to celebrate who we are. This is why Hatton Garden BID commissioned Agrumi Limited to design a bespoke large topiary engagement ring to be placed on the high street. We could not be happier with the result and it provided a fantastic way for people to get involved and share their stories / moments in our area."
- James Sackley, BID Manager, Hatton Garden BID
As you can see this has been a success with people sharing the images online:
A giant topiary ring has officially landed in Hatton Garden! What do you think? 🌲 Share your photos, tag us and use the hashtag #HattonSummer and you could win a fantastic prize before the summer is out ✨ #Win #Comp pic.twitter.com/06augx3gIu
— Hatton Garden BID (@HattonGDN) August 7, 2019
— Frøya (@freyamathers_) August 14, 2019
— Anne McCauley (@AnneMccauley4) August 19, 2019
Approved by the Hatton Garden BID chairman... 💍
Hatton Garden engagement ring installed in time for next weeks pop up park!
Go take a selfie with the ring and share on social media to be in with a chance to win a prize!! @HattonGDN#HattonSummer #HattonGarden pic.twitter.com/jxYDhkoyVp
— Presman Mastermelt (@Mastermelt) August 8, 2019
— Elski (@elski2) August 30, 2019
— Tracy Gladman (@2668looby) September 12, 2019
— Helena Zelem (@helenazelem) September 21, 2019
— Gemstone Detective (@kimrix) October 9, 2019
Does your town need some topiary love? Get in touch to see what we can do for you!
Quantcast is a company on a mission to help brands grow in the AI era. They are in the business of creating algorithms or ‘systems of intelligence’ for the online ‘marketing ecosystem’ so their clients can make smarter, faster and more relevant contact with their customers.
Quantcast recently launched ‘Q’ - the world’s largest AI-driven audience behaviour platform for the open Internet. Agrumi was commissioned to help with the UK PR and built this massive 150cm tall ‘Q’.
The result is pretty impressive and eye-catching and shows how Agrumi topiary can be used to enhance and reinforce PR messages.
Thanking us for our work Quantcast’s Marketing Associate Hannah McDougall said:
"The Q was a massive success!"
Want to see your company logo in topiary form? Get in touch for a free estimate!
The world-class alternative floral art show ‘Chelsea in Bloom’ was back this year for its 12th Anniversary. Produced in association with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), it transformed the local streets in May when the area’s best retailers, restaurants and hotels adorned their buildings with breathtaking floral displays and competed for the show’s coveted awards.
This year’s theme ‘Floral Safari’ inspired the retailers to explore the creative design potential of exotic animals, savannahs, plains and jungles. Each entrant turned to experts for help and Agrumi was on hand to ensure that two entrants won big.
This private members club on Lower Sloane Street is lucky enough to have an in-house florist – Carter Cherrill. Carter designed the Club’s display to highlight the plight of the African elephant - a majestic animal that is being hunted to extinction. The intention was to use the publicity garnered from the prestigious ‘Chelsea in Bloom’ event to focus attention on this serious ecological issue.
Agrumi was asked to create a 2-metre long topiary female African elephant in typical pose - trunk held high protecting its child. There are key physiological differences between African and Indian elephants and it would have been a serious mistake for Agrumi to misrepresent them. Carter and Agrumi complemented the beauty of the wild beasts with natural planting.
The hard work and attention to detail paid off and the RHS judges awarded the display a silver medal.
Smythson, the Sloane Street-based luxury leather goods retailer, brought florist Amanda Willgrave on board to design their display. She in turn commissioned Agrumi to bring her design vision into reality.
Honouring Smythson’s 125 year-old archive, Amanda wanted to tell a story based on the golden age of travel. The resulting window treatment transported visitors to the African Savannah and the world-famous Giraffe Manor in Kenya. Life-sized mother and baby topiary giraffes, designed and made by Agrumi, flanked the entrances to Smythson’s boutique and welcomed guests into the store. The animals were surrounded by acacia and moss planting complemented with an array of indigenous African foliage and plants. Agrumi also made a separate giraffe head as a focal point for an interior display.
Amanda’s design and Agrumi’s execution of her vision enchanted the public and judges alike and it was awarded 2nd place and ‘highly commended’.
— EE (@EE) June 23, 2016
This year we were able to make our own small ‘hedge lining’ contribution towards the unique sensory experience that is Glastonbury when we were invited to collaborate with EE.
Besides being the UK’s largest mobile network operator, EE is also the Festival’s official communications and technology partner. Phone charging is a crucial part of their Festival offering and they turned to us to help make the free to all, on-site 4G ‘hotspots’ eye-catching.
This year EE had doubled their ‘hotspot’ capacity and went all out to give them extra visual appeal too. We were commissioned to fabricate a series of topiary installations based on the Festival’s most famous landmarks including the Pyramid stage, Arcadia spider and Park Tower. Each installation provided a cover for 4G technology inside.
In the spirit of the natural outdoors appeal of music festivals the world over (and Glastonbury in particular) we decorated each topiary piece with brightly coloured silk flowers and ribbons. We added LED lights to keep the facility attractive at night too.
Flower power and mobile power combined to make uploading selfies to Instagram, sharing memorable moments via Snapchat, checking in on Facebook and joining the conversation on Twitter easy and fun.
We’ll work with you to create something truly unique and personal to you both:
It will be eye-catching, distinctive and unique to the special relationship you share.
And after your event your topiary can live on in your home or garden as a permanent reminder of your perfect day – so it’s environmentally friendly too!
This beautiful wedding peacock was the result of collaboration between Agrumi and a talented local florist. We built the frame and the florist did the rest.
The colours were chosen to compliment the bride and groom’s wedding clothes.
The peacock is associated with fortune, compassion, kindness, and patience. It is an ideal symbol for couples embarking on a lifetime together.
Or what could be more appropriate for a classic English wedding than topiary hearts placed by the altar, lining the aisle under planted with flowers matching the bride’s bouquet or surrounding the wedding breakfast table?
Together we’ll create designs to delight, surprise and inspire.
Animals, figures or objects – there is almost nothing we can’t make in topiary.
From traditional hearts or entwined initials to exotic birds and fantasy characters – topiary can make your event look extraordinary.
Agrumi Topiary Art is fabricated on metal frames covered in living or artificial plants and flowers or natural, dried moss (which can be dyed).
We also have stock topiary figures and classic topiary shapes –including box balls, cones, spirals and lollipop bay trees – for sale or hire to dress your reception space.
Star Jasmine, with its lovely fragrant white flowers, makes an exceptional plant of choice for any wedding decoration – a huge variety of other plants and flowers are of course possible as well.
After the event, your personal topiary design can be planted in your garden as a memento of the occasion.