Nicknamed ‘the Athens of the North’ for its prominent classical influences, like ancient Athens, Edinburgh is dotted with public sculptures.  A recent poll of the five best public sculptures in Edinburgh announced that our design for the ‘Silver’ Gate of the to the Royal Botanic Gardens is one of them.

Since its funding by the Friends of the Botanics and installation in 1996, it has become the most photographed object in the gardens.  Based on rhododendron arboreum in the gardens wonderful collectionand a space frame structure, the design was modeled in wire and card before being made by & fitted by Alan Dawson of Maryport, Cumbria in electro polished stainless steel.