Invaders Pavilion - Chelsea Flower Show


Invaders Pavilion // Chelsea Flower Show 2019 exhibition stand for Reading University // Slotted CNC plywood components representing gunnera plants // Xylotek: design and production

Project Year


Xylotek Role

Design, Fabrication, Installation

Project Team

Client and design lead: University of Reading

Photo Credits

Valerie Bennett


Xylotek, was proud to work on the Invaders Pavilion project for the Reading University exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2019. The exhibit featured a pavilion that showcased the invasive species of Gunnera plants, and Xylotek was responsible for the design, fabrication, and installation of the slotted CNC plywood components that represented the plants.

The components needed to be precise and perfectly aligned to create a cohesive representation of the Gunnera plants. Xylotek's team of expert designers and fabricators were able to meet the challenge by utilizing advanced CNC technology to create the components with the necessary precision and accuracy.

The project also required extensive collaboration with the Reading University team. Xylotek worked closely with the university's designers and horticultural experts to ensure that the components accurately reflected the Gunnera plants' appearance and characteristics. This collaboration resulted in a stunning exhibit that accurately represented the invasive species.

The Invaders Pavilion project was a resounding success, winning a Gold Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2019. The exhibit was also featured in several news articles, highlighting the unique design and impressive execution.

Overall, the Invaders Pavilion project was a testament to Xylotek's expertise in design, fabrication, and installation. The project required precision, accuracy, and collaboration, and Xylotek was able to deliver on all fronts. The resulting exhibit was a stunning representation of the invasive Gunnera plants and showcased the beauty and uniqueness of these species. Xylotek is honoured to have played a role in this project's success.

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