Meet The Edible Bus Stop
Bringing an exhibit to life at RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a creative, and logistical, challenge. Meet Patch’s partners behind the Pharmacy.
The Edible Bus Stop (EBS) is a spatial design studio that transforms indoor and outdoor environments in permanent or temporary settings. By using biophilic experiences as a creative starting point, they make inclusive places where people from all walks, or wheels, of life can meet and connect with their surroundings. Their diverse projects celebrate biodiversity and inspire people to engage with social and environmental issues.
From temporary sculptural showcases for events and festivals to a Covid memorial garden in Olympic Park, The Edible Bus Stop uses plants to bring all sorts of spaces to life. You might recognise some of their work with TfL, transforming former ticket office windows into tropical plant terrariums, or as they’re more playfully known, Tiny Parks.
Mak Gilchrist FRSA, Creative Director
Mak is the founding director of The Edible Bus Stop, with 10 years experience overseeing EBS projects and collaborations. As the creative director, she brings the amazing planting projects to life in partnership with designers and fabricators from all sorts of backgrounds, as well as contributing to the hard and soft landscaping design.
Mak champions the connection between plants and wellbeing. She's published, presents talks, and appears on panels advocating the importance of active and inclusive bio-diverse green spaces in the public realm. Her thoughts on the next big house plant trend? Aquatic plants that live in their own glass jars. Look closely and you might spot some in our RHS Chelsea Flower Show exhibit.
Pascale Duval, Lead Designer
With a 15-year background in events, creating and producing impactful brand experiences, lifelong gardener Pascale found herself putting plant design at the heart of her high-profile projects. Pascale is passionate about the individuality of each and every design for both indoor or outdoor spaces, creating innovative designs that work for both her clients and the environment. She makes restorative spaces that blend ecology and aesthetics; spaces that are as healing for nature as they are the mind.
Maree Featherstonhaugh, Producer
No project can come together without an eye for detail and Maree has been making creative directors’ visions a reality for over 10 years. A particular focus has been on the immersive and experiential; from large public events like Secret Cinema and Shangri-La at Glastonbury to award-winning B2B events for Twitter. Budgets, crews, scheduling - Maree makes sure that everything goes smoothly.
Alongside event production, Maree has been practising floristry for the past 6 years and includes planting design into her projects.
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