Visitor maps for Kew Gardens and Wakehurst
Client: Agenda Design/Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew | 2019-2020 | Adobe Illustrator
The communications agency Agenda Design commissioned me to create the artwork for their new visitor maps for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and its sister garden, Wakehurst in Haywards Heath, Sussex. Both maps are for use by the public, on display on information boards at their respective gardens and available in smaller formats in pamphlets. As well as clearly showing entrances, roads, paths and the locations of all the various buildings, gardens and other key features, the maps include brand new features including the recently rebuilt Pavilion Bar and Grill at Kew, and new landscaping and footpaths at Wakehurst. Both maps took just under a year to complete.
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The annotated version of the map, with text and symbols added by Agenda Design with some small edits to the appearance of the roads and pathways to make them clearer at a smaller scale. Note: this is an early draft of the final version that is now available to the public.
The annotated version of the map, with text and symbols added by Agenda Design with some small edits to the appearance of the pathways.
Detail of the central section of the gardens, including the Mansion, the Stables Kitchen, Millennium Seed Bank and the Asian Heath Garden
Detail of the western section of the gardens, including the entrance to the Loder Valley Nature Reserve, Westwood Lake and the Himalayan Glade
Detail of the northern section of the gardens, including the Rock Walk, Coates Wood and the Tree Trunk Trek