July 2013 – Commission- Prince’s Trust Bridge for HRH The Prince of Wales Prince’s Trust Garden, Sandringham Flower Show

Oak & Forged Steel

Prince's Trust Bridge with Prince Charles and Camilla Show Garden RHS Chelsea by Mark Reed
“Your work is remarkably skilful and eye-catching and I am not at all surprised that you have been so successful. I could not be more pleased that my Trust helped to start you on your way”

– H.R.H. Prince of Wales

Mark Reed was commissioned to design and create a bridge for Thistlefield Designs’ Gold Medal winning Show Garden ‘The  Bridge to Success’

“The concept was of an overgrown pathway made of sandstone setts, running through rough grass, to symbolise the development of the young person, wishing to start their own business. The oak  and forged steel bridge over a ditch symbolizes a Prince’s Trust mentor, helping and guiding the young person across to the other side and along their journey, on the pathway as it meandered its way through limestone paving, bordered by flower beds packed with cottage garden style planting, made up of a collection of mainly perennials, annuals and a few shrubs. The path finally exited the paving though a pair of gate posts on to a neatly cut lawn. The complete cycle from rough grass to neatly cut lawn, represents the young person’s idea of a business in it’s infancy, as it develops and it’s success.”

This was a idea very important to Mark as he originally embarked in business with the aid of The Prince’s Youth Business Trust. Without their help  he would never have realised his sculpture and design and they were invaluable in supporting him in  the early years in business. Hence he was delighted to have the opportunity to design and sculpt the hand forged steel and oak bridge which symbolised his own journey to success.

Prince's Trust Bridge bespoke designer metal bridge for Prince Charles

Prince's Trust Bridge bespoke forged steel bridge  for HRH Prince Charles RHS Chelsea Flower Show showgarden by Mark Reed

Prince's Trust bridge commission for Prince Charles showgarden RHS flower show by Mark Reed

Prince's Trust Bridge bespoke metal bridge for gardens in garden by Mark ReedPrince's Trust Bridge for HRH Prince Charles commissioned for Gold medal winning show garden Chelsea Flower Show by Mark Reed

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