While visitors to the show this year were treated to the usual array of weird and wonderful gardens, for the first time ever the show featured livestock, with an underwater garden, complete with 60 different types of tropical plants and live piranha fish.
The exhibit, designed by multi award-winning ITV1's 'This Morning' and '60 Minute Makeover' favourite David Domoney, consisted of a six tonne glass tank, with graphics sandwiching the central aquarium, designed, printed and installed by three hard working chaps from Pixel Studios based in Warwickshire.
The omnipresent credit crunch meant that budget and deadlines were tight from the start, with Pixel Studios actually stepping in with days to go to help with the funding of the project. With four days left before the grand opening, there was a lot of liaising with other contractors on-site for dimensions and positioning, followed by the sizing, printing and cutting of the materials for the graphic display.
Pixel Studios opted for Doro Tape's D Banner 440 material which was printed using Pixel Studios' Roland SC545 to outstanding effect.
Director Paul Phipps commented; "We were really impressed with the support and speed of the team at Doro Tape. With the deadlines as tight as they were, we really needed to trust in the reliability of getting the materials on time, and getting the results we needed. Doro Tape provided us with both."
Pixel Studios worked solidly on the construction for 18 hours on the Friday prior to the Saturday opening, but the end results were well worth the effort, with the display fetching Gold in the Great Pavilion.
For further information contact Pixel Studios on 01926 311-112 or Doro Tape on 01858 431642.
Pictures courtesy of Pixel Studios.