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
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