Ventnor Botanic Garden lies in a remarkable microclimate at the heart of the famous Undercliff on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. Their unique garden is protected from cold northerly winds, has an average rainfall of 28 inches and has a climate more akin to that of the Mediterranean. This enables a wide variety of plants considered too tender for mainland Britain to be grown outdoors. VBG boasts an impressive collection of rare and subtropical plants and trees from around the world.
Each year, the VBG Gardening Team and Volunteer Group hand collect, dry and sort the seeds harvested from the plants growing at Ventnor Botanic Garden. VBG’s Rare and Exotic Seed Collection features the most impressive and beautiful plants from VBG, some of which can’t be found elsewhere. With these seeds, you can take home a piece of the Garden and grow your own patch of subtropical paradise.
The brief was to produce a piece of packaging to house the rare and exotic seeds. A simple pyramid design was created that opened into a flower shap. The design allowed for the product to be placeed on shelfs or to be suspended from plants – making a unique point of sale.