Chelsea Flower Show
Royal Hospital Chelsea
Step into a world of botanical splender and technological marvels as Focus Productions takes you behind the scenes of this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. For a remarkable tenth year in a row, Focus partnered with the Royal Horticultural Society to bring the grandest event in the gardening calendar to life. From stunning gardens to cutting-edge ideas, this year’s show was a feast for the senses, and Focus Productions was at the forefront, delivering top-notch technical production support.
With six fixed locations across the sprawling 66-acre site, the talented team at Focus worked tirelessly to ensure a seamless experience for all visitors. From crystal-clear audio that enveloped the gardens, to stylish furniture solutions that added a touch of luxury, Focus left no stone unturned in creating an unforgettable atmosphere.
In a year filled with extraordinary moments, one standout event was the wedding of RHS and Eastern Eye Garden of Unity Garden designer, Manoj Malde, and his partner. This joyous occasion took place amidst the stunning backdrop of Malde’s own garden on the main avenue. To ensure that every word and note reached the ears of the cherished guests, Focus deployed the latest Shure Axient wireless technology and d&b speakers. The result? A discreet audio solution that allowed VIPs to soak in every heartfelt moment.
But that’s not all. Focus Productions was also responsible for orchestrating the president’s lunch, a prestigious gathering of gardening royalty. The keynote speaker, Jane Hartley, the US Ambassador, captivated the room as her words were relayed across an impressive array of eight 4k 85″ screens. With tight turnarounds and royal visits aplenty, the Focus crew had to rise to the challenge with their trademark flexibility and professionalism. And they did not disappoint. The lunch seamlessly transitioned into a magnificent dinner, complete with an immersive dining experience. As guests marvelled at floral butterflies generously provided by Amie Bone, Focus Productions once again proved their expertise in creating unforgettable moments.
Of course, the show wasn’t just about grand events; it was also an opportunity for corporate clients to indulge in floral-themed dining experiences. Industry giants such as PwC, Salesforce, and the Dorchester Hotel were treated to spaces transformed by Focus Productions’ innovative lighting, audio, and set design. Each area became a mesmerising haven where guests could revel in the beauty of nature while enjoying exquisite cuisine.
And let’s not forget the important theme of sustainability that runs through the heart of the RHS. In line with their commitment to the environment, Focus Productions embraced the use of LED fixtures from top brands like Astera, SGM, Robe, Core, and Prolight. By utilising this cutting-edge technology, Focus not only reduced power requirements but also left a smaller carbon footprint, proving that breathtaking beauty and environmental sustainability can go hand in hand.
With another successful year in the books, Focus Productions continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in technical event production. Their unwavering dedication, boundless creativity, and commitment to excellence were on full display at the Chelsea Flower Show.