'Garland Necklace', RHS Chatsworth House

Renowned sculptor and artist, Owen Bullett will display a brand new commission titled Garland Necklace as part of next month’s Royal Horticultural Society’s Chatsworth Flower Show.

Following a call for artists from the RHS, Owen was selected to create an impressive new work crafted from large wooden forms for this year’s show. The piece is one of eight eye-catching installations selected by the RHS for the newest of their annual flower shows, which attracted audiences of circa 95,000 in 2017.

The 5-metre diameter ring of brightly coloured, hand carved and painted wooden boulders is Owen Bullett’s largest sculpture to date, weighing in at 2.5 tonnes. The installation will invite guests to sit beneath its large arch and appreciate its relationship to the surrounding wooded parkland, whilst acting as a recognisable beacon to meet others, and enjoy the day. The circular piece is inspired by the colourful flower lei’s and garlands which are offered as welcome gifts on faraway islands and recalls the simple tradition of making daisy chains on a summer’s afternoon. 

The RHS Chatsworth Flower Show runs from Wednesday 6 through to Sunday 10 June, for information and tickets visit rhs.org.uk.

Photos: Winnie Nip courtesy of ReWired PR