RHS Garden Hyde Hall Map - An illustrative plan of a garden open to the public, RHS Garden Hyde Hall

RHS Garden Hyde Hall

An illustrative plan of a garden open to the public.

The main courtyard facilities.

The main courtyard facilities.

A closer look at the entrance area of the garden.

A closer look at the entrance area of the garden.

RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Client: Royal Horticultural Society

Initially produced for inclusion in a guidebook, this plan highlights the main areas of the garden as well as showing the location of the main facilities accessible to the public. This map has subsequently been used for signage on site as well as in other written publications relating to the garden.

This map uses a simple, flat colouring scheme. The main function of this plan is to help people navigate their way around the garden. Excessive levels of textural detail may have reduced the effectiveness of the plan within that context.

This map was compiled from a series of existing plans of the garden in conjunction with other written information. A variety of source materials were required as, at the time of compilation, large areas of the garden were under redevelopment. This provided an additional challenge; making sure that the map would still be useful once the work had been completed.

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Hello, my name is Ed Merritt. I am a cartographer based in Southampton (UK). I established Merritt Cartographic in 2006.

I am a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, receiving an honours degree in Mapping and Cartography. Having worked in the past for a large publishing company in central London, much of my current work is commissioned for inclusion in reference books. I also produce interactive maps for deployment on websites and in applications as well as products for use on public display panels and signposts. As a freelance cartographer, I have produced custom maps and graphics for a wide range of publishers, charities and media organisations. My work has been included in products published by Dorling Kindersley, Millennium House, National Geographic, Pearson Longman, Royal Horticultural Society, Taschen and Weldon Owen.

I enjoy being creative in my work and like to explore new approaches. As a map-maker, I have a natural tendency to pay attention to detail and also to work hard to ensure that I am being as accurate as I can in the work that I produce.

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