Category Archives: Green sculpture

Wildlife garden wins Silver Gilt

Silver Gilt award certificate from Islington in Bloom for Vert, the wildlife friendly sculpture in 2016

After redesigning the planting scheme this year in Vert, the wildlife friendly sculpture, we entered Islington in Bloom 2016. The judges from Islington Gardeners and Islington Council said this year’s entrants were of a very high standard so we were extremely happy to win a Silver Gilt award. Islington Gardeners include a wildlife group, if […]

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Neil Ayling’s Vert gets a 2016 makeover to get back to it’s roots

Vert, the green sculpture by Neil Ayling on Wharfdale Road N1 9UA, has been replanted to return to it’s original aim of being a lush, green vertical garden that is wildlife friendly and changes with the seasons. The original exotic, desert loving plants and been replaced with native, near native and naturalised species, each carefully […]

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KX green sculpture latest photos from Consibee

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Conisbee Consulting Structural Engineers gave all their time and expertise free to the KX green sculpture project to make sure it is structurally sound ( Tracy looks after marketing at Conisbee, she took these photos this week, rather wonderful we feel. They show Neil Ayling’s sculpture and Marie Clarke’s planting design off to a tee. […]

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Our floating sculpture

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Early this morning the wonderful BAM Construction arranged for their sub-contractors to lay the tarmac around the sculpture completing the look at its base. Ground works are being provided by J Reddington Ltd. All works are being donated to the project for the benefit of the local community here at King’s Cross. The sculpture now […]

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It’s in!!!

Photo by Yolande

On Saturday Neil Ayling’s fantastic sculpture was installed. It was a hectic day full of drama and excitement. Next steps are to paint and plant the sculpture. We’ll officially launch it during the least weekend of May. More pics and film of Saturday’s install will follow soon, meanwhile: There’s still time, just, to make a […]

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They’re painting the wall!

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The wall forming the background to the King’s Cross green sculpture is being painted right now by the guy from wonderful Haselmere Construction who are doing this for free. They are ably assisted by the guys from BAM Construction, also giving all their time and materials for free to the King’s Cross Community!

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Neil and Sophie talk colours

Neil talks colours

The morning of Monday 18 March 2013 saw artist Neil Ayling and our manager, Sophie Talbot, discussing the colours to be used to paint the outside of the sculpture (it will be painted in three tones of two colours) and the blue that the inside will be painted.

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Sculpture being primed at the workshop

Sculpture being primed

On Saturday 16 February 2013 artist Neil with his wonderful assistant Olivia were continuing to prime the sculpture. Neil has to get priming finished before he can concentrate on his two┬áimminent exhibitions (the first at Olympia, 1st to 3rd March). In this film we walk around the sculpture to try and give an idea of […]

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Green sculpture set to attract urban wildlife

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From the outset the green sculpture project has had its focus on being of benefit to the urban wildlife we get in King’s Cross. The project has been very lucky indeed to have garden designer Marie Clarke produce our wildlife garden for us on a completely pro-bono basis. She has also had to ensure the […]

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How will the green sculpture be fixed in place?

13 Feb 2013 the day starts

In this short film the guys from Reddington’s on our site being managed by BAM talk through the plan of action for the day, 13 February 2013. From the steel cage, the concrete fill to the template to bolt the sculpture in place…

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