“This year’s RHS show will focus on the themes of ‘Grow, inspire and escape’ and the treehouse will reinforce these ideas,” says Blue Forest Director, Simon Payne. “The extraordinary stand-alone treehouse concept was inspired by the shape of a small copse of Oak trees. Its bold contemporary design can be installed independently of a host tree yet still provides the user with the feeling that they are high in the tree tops looking down at the world below.”
Each of the timber ribs elevating the treehouse is finished with Kebony, a unique timber product that provides a sustainable alternative to tropical hardwood, while providing a high level of strength to the structure – as well as a beautiful, natural look that’s well-suited to the gardens that will surround it at the RHS this year. The “cocoon-like creation” is supported at its base by three primary “trunks” made of Medite Tricoya timber fins stained dark brown to match the building and reflect the natural bark of trees.
The RHS is just the beginning of the journey for the treehouse, which will eventually be donated to the Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice in West Sussex, U.K. where it will provide children and their families with a safe and stimulating environment in which to play and share time together.
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