13th March 2012. Grove, UK. Williams F1 has great pleasure to announce that ‘The Williams Story’, a display highlighting the team’s heritage in Formula One will be shown at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 from the 22nd to the 26th May.
Based around a life-size topiary model of a Formula One car as well as topiary pit crew, the display seeks to tell the story of the team from its origins in 1977 to the present day, whilst displaying the skill and artistry that can be achieved through horticulture.
Designed by seasoned Chelsea exhibitors King and Co the display will feature a topiary car with a Williams F1 theme at its core, with decorative features to enhance the viewers’ immersion into Williams F1’s racing history. The display will be shown on stand number GP1 in the Great Pavilion for the duration of the show in May.
Of the event, Paul King, owner of King and Co, commented, “Apart from my family, I have two other loves; horticulture and motor racing. I was therefore delighted when Williams F1 agreed to show with us in creating ‘The Williams Story’, our topiary pit scene at Chelsea 2012. Although other teams showed interest, I have been a Williams fan since the Alan Jones years right through to this season and like many other UK fans Sir Frank Williams represents everything that I admire in British motor racing. Williams were therefore the natural choice for this collaboration. I am looking forward to meeting lots of other Williams fans at The Chelsea Flower Show and I am sure they will be equally delighted by our full sized topiary pit scene.”
Founder and Team Principal of the Williams F1 Team, Sir Frank Williams, commented, “The Chelsea Flower Show is a uniquely British occasion that has stood the test of time and an event which continues to develop and improve every year. To be taking part in an exhibit in such an iconic show is a great honour and King and Co are putting together a fabulous display to tell our story. I hope the public find our contribution both unique and entertaining. I’m looking forward to the event enormously.”