One of the most limiting factors for any designer is that most unavoidable of complications, the client. The client, understandably I suppose, has views and opinions. In most cases this is a good thing and is part of the process of making a garden but what sort of garden would the designer create if there were no restraints?
No client, no budget, no inconvenient access problems, no rain, no mud, no health and safety in fact, nothing at all to clutter the imagination. miNiATURE is a unique exhibition that allows just that.
Ten leading designers from across the world have been invited to design a Chelsea Flower show size garden (11m x 22m) that have been realised on a scale of 1:50 using a combination of 3D printing and traditional model making skills.
Part 21st Century high tech whizziness, part sitting around the kitchen table as a child sticking things together.
It is showing at the Strand Gallery from Thursday 6th until Saturday 8th March. But if you miss it, never fear as it resurfaces in Japan for the Gardening World Cup with additional visits to the Netherlands, Sweden and the RHS London Show in the autumn. The plan is to add extra gardens for each show so there will always be something new to see.