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Our first commission was for Stuart Craig on Hugh Hudson’s Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes in 1984, when Filmscapes founder and director Ron Whittle was asked to create ‘living’ sets.
Hadrian Whittle, trained landscape gardener, committed plantsman (and believe it or not, coarse fishing ace in his spare time) is the other half of the brother and sister team that heads up Filmscapes.
Working closely with creative directors, set designers and private customers, Hadrian helps realise the ultimate vision – creating detailed drawings, perspectives, elevations and construction plans. Hadrian also helps manage the Filmscapes nursery – planting, nurturing and selecting the right plants for each job.
Hadrian’s garden designs for private clients exploit interesting materials and are based on key principles. “I enjoy creating spaces that will grow and evolve, that draw on our relationship with the environment and take seriously our responsibilties to both nurture ecology and conserve energy”.
Filmscapes’ environmental strategy is to re-use as much as possible “we are natural hoarders, always recycling stock that we use on sets” comments Hadrian. “We’re picky about responsible procurement too, which means that clients can be reassured that our materials come from sustainable sources and from suppliers that operate under ethical principles”.
Filmscapes have twice been awarded Silver-Gilt medals at Hampton Court Flower Show, which represents a medal for each display garden we have built!