Innovations Zone

Chris Campbell Design

Chris Campbell has been working as a practicing artist for over 20 years since graduating from Trent Polytechnic in 1980. Initially working from studios in Nottingham City Centre until 1993, he is now permanently based in the north Nottinghamshire village of Mattersey.

Campbell Design and Engineering Ltd. or CDE Ltd. have now been trading for over 6 years and now employs 12 full and part-time staff. The company manufactures most of its commissioned art and designed work within its own fully equipped metal fabrication, workshops, which can now deal with structures on almost any scale.

Handspring Design


Handspring Design is an award winning, designer-maker practice specialising in sculptural timber structures, shelters, seating and creative spaces.

We operate with a strong environmental and social agenda and are committed to using local resources and natural materials where possible. Native timbers – mainly oak and douglas fir – provide our primary material, but steel, stone and glass all have a part to play and are often incorporated into our designs.

Andrew ‘Stoneface’ Vickers

Stoneface Sculpture copy for Garden Up 2014

Sheffield artist Andrew Vickers discovered a passion for sculpting whilst marking the dry stone walls he was building with a stone face. Sculpting a wide variety of media from natural stone and metals to reclaimed materials, the art of ‘Stoneface’ is inspired by Andrew’s spiritual surroundings at his woodland workshop at Storrs Wood where many of his larger sculptures line the bank of Storrs Brook.

daVally Landscapes

Sheffield Landscape Company DaVally are bringing a sizeable 8m x 8m show garden to the show to demonstrate their lansdcaping services.

“daVally Garden Services provides a professional, but friendly and approachable, high quality service. Whether you want maintenance of your existing garden or grounds, a refreshed and updated design or a brand new look, daVally can create beautiful and exceptional quality landscapes for you.

My Pad

Before and after . Artificial Grass garden.

My Pad Artificial Grass offers a comprehensive service for supply only and professionally fitted artificial grass for all types of gardens and play areas providing a low maintenance, all weather recreational surface that is safe for children and pets.

Our grass is so good it won’t discolour when your dog decides urinate on it! So no more ugly bald patches or mud. Just a beautiful outdoor living space for the family to enjoy all year round

Lincoln University

Lincoln University brought an updated version of their showstopping design from RHS Chelsea in 2013 The Innovative design brings social media technology to GardenUp. The articulated steel panels on the wall are driven by tweets from a website!

University of Lincoln, Lincoln School of Architecture – Social Media Garden

The University of Lincoln’s show garden entry into this years Garden Up event in Sheffield is based upon a research project within the University’s Schools of Architecture and Computer Science that is exploring the idea/question, ‘is architecture able to reflect and map human emotions’, the garden is conceived as an articulating landscape which sits vertically and horizontally, the movements within this landscape simultaneously reveal what the landscape covers and remap the landscape itself. The control mechanism for this is a computer application that monitors Twitter for information defined by us, for example reactions to the Garden Up Show, it then translates this information into movements of the garden’s mechanical landscape.

Hector and Cedric

Hector and Cedric Timber frame structures

Hector and Cedric Ltd

Hector and Cedric specialise in making unique and inspiring buildings, shelters and furniture from sustainably sourced wood. We work with the natural features of the timber, producing hi- quality pieces to our customers individual requirements.

Our portfolio spans a diverse range from traditional timber frame buildings and high performing sustainable extensions to the finest quality furniture from local hardwoods.

J A Bird Landscapes

James Bird Landscapes Ltd. has been in the landscaping business for over 23 years, and specialises in high specification landscape design, construction and maintenance, with the focus on quality and customer satisfaction.

We provide unparalleled landscaping services to discerning clients who recognise quality workmanship.

James Bird Landscapes Ltd will be showcasing past landscape projects and driveways at Garden Up

Jim Milner

Sheffield based sculptor, Jim Milner, works in local fine-grained sandstone. His beautiful geometric sculptural pieces will be at GardenUp, as well as some of his figurative works.

While some of his work is traditional – relief portraits and Celtic knot-work – most of his recent abstract geometric sculpture has been inspired by a life-long love of geometry.

The Florilegium Society

The Florilegium Society was established to produce an archive of botanical illustrations of the plants of Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Botanical illustration is the marrying of art and science where the structures of plants are displayed in clear, scientifically accurate detail. The archive will provide a useful source of reference and a scientific and historical record of the plants in Sheffield Botanical Gardens.