European Springs Congratulate Joan Mulvenna and Andrew Lee on Their RHS Flower Show Tatton Park Success

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Leading spring supplier European Springs congratulate garden designer Joan Mulvenna and artist Andrew Lee on winning the Best Elements Garden award at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park.

See The Wind Garden

See The Wind Garden

We are absolutely delighted to hear that the “See the Wind” garden has been so highly recognised.

European Springs, the leading springs and pressings supplier, offer their hearty congratulations to garden designer Joan Mulvenna and artist Andrew Lee on the success of their “See the Wind” garden at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. Each year the Tatton Park show includes an award category on a different theme; “See the Wind” was created for this year’s Elements theme, evoking the element of air through both planting and a striking “Wind Cloud” sculpture, which used components supplied by European Springs. It was recognised by the judges with both a gold medal and the title of Best Elements Garden.

Inspired by the motion of wind over a field of barley, the “See the Wind” garden was designed to evoke and reveal the motion of the breeze. By using large blocks of plants at varying heights and the Wind Cloud sculpture, the garden allowed the viewer to track and visualise the breeze. The Wind Cloud sculpture itself, created by Andrew Lee, used a three dimensional grid of identical “tell tales” which were designed to move freely in the breeze to reveal vortexes, currents and waves in the wind. European Springs supplied vital connection pieces for these tell tales, helping Andrew to keep the rest of the structure so light as to be almost invisible when seen against a dark background.

Howard Downs, Technical Director at European Springs said: “We are absolutely delighted to hear that the 'See the Wind' garden has been so highly recognised, and we're naturally very proud to have played a part in its success. The Wind Cloud sculpture is a really fascinating piece to watch in place, and having been a part of its construction it was wonderful to see it as part of the finished garden.”

Andrew Lee is a former professional yachtsman who now specialises in the creation of sculptures inspired by the dynamic aspects of nature, especially the wind. The Wind Cloud is the largest such sculpture that he has created to date, and is the first time that he has collaborated on a complete garden. For more information on his work, please visit his website at

European Springs & Pressings Ltd is a subsidiary of Lesjöfors, Europe’s leading spring supplier, and has built up an extensive list of contacts in their 65-year history. As a prominent member of The Institute of Spring Technology, European Springs & Pressings Ltd is at the forefront of spring development and manufacturing with two dynamic manufacturing facilities in London and Cornwall respectively, as well a stocking facility in Yorkshire, allowing them to supply a wide range of both bespoke and stock springs and pressings.

For more information on European Springs & Pressings Ltd please visit their website at

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