For Locanda Locatelli, one of the finest Michelin-starred restaurants in London we have been transforming a 20 meter long (think cricket pitch length!) window box into a 'jewel box' of seasonal colour and texture, fronting the pavement of Seymour Street by the south-west corner of Portman Square.
The summer 2012 scheme used more than 700 individual plants, which flowered over a six month period. The plants were chosen to bring to mind a wild English meadow. It was flatteringly described in the editorial of HORTUS magazine as “A small masterpiece… and I urge you to take a peek at it before the season fades”
The Winter/Spring 2013 scheme used a similar quantity of plants selected to evoke the low level planting along an English country hedgerow. As the weather warmed up, an explosion of yellow daffodils (Narcissus 'Tete a Tete') and white Spring Snowflake (Leucojum vernum) announced the welcome end to a very long winter!