Chelsea Flower Show 2014

We've recently been filming time-lapse at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, photographing the build of the Silver-Gilt-winning garden sponsored by Brewin Dolphin, an investment and wealth management firm.

With award-winning designer Matthew Childs at the helm, the garden's theme is to nurture talent and grow wealth, and seeks to convey anticipation and emerging energy.

Mountains of earth needed to be moved, large holes needed to be dug, 20 tonnes of basalt paving were laid, concrete-supported ponds lined and copper-clad archways carefully lifted into position -- all ably managed by garden builder Bowles & Wyer, despite being "one of the more technically demanding" gardens they've worked on, says MD Dan Riddleston.

The team of 14 worked a fortnight of 12-hour days, putting in 170 person-hours to complete the construction, and it was all captured in time-lapse video by Construct Films. The clicking shutter of the time-lapse camera didn't appear to disturb a local resident…

Construct Films' custom time-lapse camera, using its built-in mobile internet connection, was uploading the footage to a server throughout the building work. We were able to send the BBC the latest video clips while the works were still ongoing, and these were broadcast on the Chelsea Flower Show programme alongside other coverage of the garden and its designer.

Watch how Matthew Childs has created a multifunctional garden with wide stone zig zag paths, water features, and a dew drop pergola at the rear with a place to entertain and socialise -- all from the first drop of concrete to the last seedling planted. Lush, with a tranquil mood incorporating that anticipation and emerging energy. The RHS judges awarded the Brewin Dolphin garden a Silver-Gilt Medal.

Posted on May 28, 2014 and filed under New time-lapse project, New videos, Site photos.