This historical theatre is undergoing an exciting refurbishment to return it to its former glory which includes revamping the welcoming and entertainment areas. Cameron Gardens will design plans for the internal planting of these areas and also for the two terraces leading out from the Grand Salon which is at the heart of the building.
The foyer needs to make an impactful point of entrance so large statement trees, combined with striking decorative pots, create height and complement the beautiful Regency columns and high ceilings. Beautiful urns will sit in the alcoves. The planting throughout will reflect the grand proportions of each room. Large palm trees will be placed around the different social areas and substantial focal pieces of pots and urns will combine faux, preserved and real planting to provide longevity as well as maximum effect.
The terraces will be especially popular in the warmer months and will have a classical but clean, fresh look to reflect the beautiful interior designs and tones. Large zinc planters with traditional clay pots combine simple yet strong materials and pattern. Layered planting and topiary elements break up the seating and add privacy, ambience and year-round interest. Smaller pots and trough planters around the perimeter will cascade with colourful seasonal planting making this a delightful spot to relax in and also enjoy from the grand salon.
A hip new bar, The Garden In Drury Lane, will be located in what was Vinegar Place, and is set to be the go-to place before or after a production or any time really! This former thoroughfare will be transformed into a fantastical space with a gorgeous melange of climbers, ferns, industrial York stone and galvanised planters – it has a raw, uncut vibe with the magical feel of a verdant glade. It’s another welcome feather in the bow of the new revitalised Theatre Royal.