Chelsea Fringe 2018

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Chelsea Fringe 2018

Botanical Sculpture Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands


As part of the annual Chelsea Fringe Festival 2018, Borrowed Light Floral Studio contributed floral art installations to a giant Botanical Sculpture Trail that wound its way through Walthamstow Wetlands – Europe’s largest urban wetland nature reserve.


Borrowed Light Floral Studio designed a series of living sculptures for the sculpture trail that either biodegraded naturally or supported fauna living in the Wetlands’ natural habitat.


Borrowed Light Florals creations on the trail used repurposed locally-sourced materials to create fantastical displays that included giant bird feeders in the shape of bulrushes, giant white orchids made of white clay that emerged like beautiful standing triffids from fields of wildflowers, and towering tansies of beeswax heads that looked like the martian tripods from H.G Wells’ War of the Worlds book.


The Botanical Sculpture Trail celebrated the reopening of the Walthamstow Wetlands for the first time in 150 years with its purpose to highlight its important conservational importance and value to British flora and fauna.


Other local collaborators included The Local Honey Man, Willow Weavers and Flower Artist Jacques Nimki.