The Secret Garden was the second pop-up set design and build project for Jimmy Garcia, transforming a restaurant in Clapham North into a spring-time garden. The theme reflecting the food being served within the restaurant over the spring and summer months. Twisted English Ivy, hanging flower baskets and planted herbs, were used to line the entrance stairway, reception, dining, and second floor of the restaurant. A central abstract tree was built around an existing column as a feature piece for guests to dine under.
Window ledges were dressed with potted plants, with hanging baskets above the bar area. The bar was clad in artificial grass, with a timber slatted back bar.
The window of a brightly coloured caravan fascia became the serving hatch.
On the first a secret private dining room was created for larger parties. The walls were covered in box hedging with an assortment of opulent gold mirrors and butterfly artwork. We built the dining table from solid unfinished hardwood with a central rolled copper detail. Hung from the ceiling was a bougainvillea chandelier that ran the length of the table with bright pink and white flowers entwined within the body. Dusky grey pendant lamps hung from the chandelier creating a pretty and warm glow.
A herb garden was planted on the balcony attached to the private dining room for the chefs and guests to enjoy.