The main entrance to the garden.
A closer look at the 'Alpine Zone' area of the garden.
RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Client: Royal Horticultural Society
Produced for inclusion in a guidebook, this map formed the main feature on the inside front cover. The plan highlights the main areas of the garden as well as showing the location of the main facilities accessible to the public.
This map uses a simple, flat colour 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 created to fulfil a brief which also identified a need for the design to be adaptable to reuse in different situations. It was anticipated that this map would go on to form the basis of other products where additional information would be placed on top. A flat colour scheme, as opposed to a heavily stylised design, was therefore the most appropriate choice.
This map was compiled from a series of existing plans of the garden in conjunction with other written information.
This map has subsequently been used on signage around the garden. The image below shows one such example. This is a large signboard used to welcome visitors to the garden and is located at the main entrance. It highlights the main zones within the garden and identifies a series of guided walks and family friendly features.
RHS Garden Harlow Carr welcome sign. A sign, based upon this map, which is being used at RHS Garden Harlow Carr.