The House Plant Studios at the 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show
With the emergence of indoor gardening and its benefits helping to boost mood, reduce fatigue and create improved overall mental wellbeing - it is no wonder that houseplants have become all the rage.
In 2021, RHS introduced several new categories to the Chelsea Flower Show, the House Plant Studios being one of them. The studios offer those specialising in houseplants the opportunity to display the newest form of accessible horticulture.
We were delighted to sponsor the House Plant Studios exhibit at the 2022 show. Bringing nature inside and the positive influences that the natural world has on wellbeing – aligns perfectly with our focus on financial wellbeing.
In addition to our sponsorship, we also created our own immersive House Plant Studio, Botanical Rhapsody, with leading landscape and spatial design consultancy – The Edible Bus Stop. Find out more about Botanical Rhapsody – the inspiration, theme and technology behind it.
Visitors immersed themselves in nature through sound, vision and touch at our Studio - Botanical Rhapsody
Our extraordinary houseplants each brought a unique contribution to the studio. Discover more about the plants we displayed
Meet our amazing partners who made this all possible
Ferns of various sizes dressed the Shou Sugi Ban exterior while the interiors' material palette made use of natural elements such as clay, ceramics, metal and cork alongside many upcycled elements. Dynamic lighting within the cabin simulated a day’s cycle.
We are were honoured to be awarded a silver-gilt medal by the RHS judges, for Botanical Rhapsody, our immersive houseplant studio with The Edible Bus Stop. Each year judges present medals across the different garden and studio categories, which range between gold, silver-gilt, silver, and bronze.
We are incredibly proud to have won a silver-gilt award for our houseplant studio which centred on humankind’s connection with nature through sound, vision, and touch.
Bio-sonification, the bio-rhythms of plants, can be translated into sound. This was achieved via electrodes on the surface of a leaf which measure microcurrent fluctuations, which allowed visitors to discover how plants interact with their surroundings and respond to touch.
We worked with Natural Symphony, the sound designer, to curate our plants' tiny bio-rhythms and interpret them into music. When a plant is touched it responds, which resulted in a real-time change to the sound of the music created within our studio.
- 23 May
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We worked with Natural Symphony to translate the bio-rhythms of plants into sound. Using a technology called bio-sonification, the sound designer measured microcurrent fluctuations occurring across the surface of a leaf and interpreted them into music. When a plant is touched it responds, which resulted in a real-time change to the sound of the music created within our studio, allowing visitors to listen to the invisible and usually inaudible processes occurring within.
We loved seeing all of the visitor photos from the Chelsea Flower Show 2022 which tagged us or used the hashtags: #BotanicalRhapsody #RHSChelsea #HousePlantStudios