The ‘Secret Garden’ Garden Installation

In May 2024, we had the pleasure of working with a new venue to enhance their family spring entertainment offerings with a secret garden installation!

The Brief

Our client aimed to provide engaging and eye-catching entertainment for visitors to their shopping centre during the late spring period. Their vision was to create a realistic, lifelike garden indoors with activities to help inspire children to get outside and enjoy nature.

The Challenges

The primary challenge we encountered was adhering to our client’s strict fire safety regulations. This restricted our use of standard materials in our design and proposal.

The Solutions

We worked closely with our client’s on-site operations team to develop a comprehensive risk assessment. This gave us a thorough understanding of the safety requirements.

To comply with the venue’s regulations, we had to think outside the box to select materials that were both visually effective and safe. For example, instead of using traditional brown wooden fencing, we provided a white plastic picket fence. Instead of artificial grass, we used green camo netting to provide a grass effect. Additionally, all our Props were treated to meet fire compliance standards.

The Result

We created a vibrant Garden Installation in full bloom! The Installation featured an array of botanical props, foliage, and themed seating. It included: a foliage arch entranceway, Giant daffodil, daisy, rose, sunflower, and tulip Props, a picnic bench and toadstool seating, and blossom canopies.

Garden Installation Props

To truly bring our client’s entertainment to life, we introduced engaging interactive Workshops in which children could pot their own seeds in a pot to take away or enjoy some themed arts and crafts!

Garden Installation Workshop


Our client was thrilled with the outcome of the garden installation. The workshops were a hit, with many happy children and families enjoying the opportunity to connect with nature. We look forward to creating more exciting installations together with our client in the future!