Our plants sure have been places.
Posing as city slickers in Manhattan, D.C. and Philly. Catching some rays in in Orlando, L.A. and San Diego. Navigating blizzard conditions in Boston and Chicago (well, it’s not all glamorous).
And we love every minute of it.
Here are a few snapshots of the season's hottest events ... and a behind-the-scenes look at how 800 PLANT IT solved some tricky challenges.
NEW YORK CITY
Ah… the city that never sleeps. And how could you, when you’re the bustling epicenter of food, fashion, theatre and business?
Well, live plants want in on all that Big Apple action, too! We'd love to be invited to your next premiere.
Client: White Claw Hard Seltzer
Venue: New York’s Citi Field (and 15 other cities across the U.S.)
Finally - a wall we can all agree on. We loved working with BeCore on this mobile tour for White Claw Hard Seltzer. The challenge? Produce a living wall to debut in New York’s Citi Field – that will travel to 15 cities, including stops at Boston’s Fenway Park, AT&T Stadium (home of the Dallas Cowboys) and Green Bay’s Lambeau Field.
A combination of live and artificial greenery was used to create this impressive wall, showcasing the White Claw tagline. The modular set up made it a perfect fit for the custom-designed van which carried the living wall from city to city.
Downtown Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Venice Beach, Anaheim, Long Beach, San Diego...on the beach, along the boulevards or on the big screen, Southern California is a magnet for action.
Sweet, because we love nothing better than putting our plants in action! Here are a few stops along our Hollywood (and surrounding area) Walk of Fame.
Venue: Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Los Angeles
Brought in to help with KIA’s new vehicle kick off at L.A.’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts, we had one challenge from the get go. A construction area behind the vehicle showcase needed to be camouflaged – while maintaining the modern look and feel of the new car.
Ultimately, we used custom planters that matched both the color of the car and it’s sleek and modern design. In them, we staged exotic palms in varying heights that showcased the vehicle while obscuring the sight lines of the construction area.
Client: Mike's Hard Lemonade
Venue: Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice, CA (pop-up)
When life gives you lemons … you attach them to trees by hand! For a pop-up activation on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Mike’s Hard Lemonade approached us looking for tall trees, full of lemons. Sounds fantastic, but there was one hitch. California + May = lemon trees without any lemons on them.
No problem. We got Mike’s vision and were able to design a cost-effective solution that would still provide the look of real lemon trees. Using standard ficus trees with a wide trunk, we attached approximately 20 real lemons all over the canopy of the tree. The result was a huge hit at the event – and anything but a lemon.
Client: Blizzard Entertainment
Venue: Santa Monica, CA
This one-day event put on by gaming goliath Blizzard Entertainment put our “anywhere, anytime” mantra to the test. All ducks were seemingly in a row underneath a large structure in Santa Monica, but when the tent went up they realized they did not have the necessary materials to create a privacy screen.
We were contacted us on a Sunday morning, and within 3 hours we delivered beautiful ficus trees to create the privacy wall Blizzard needed. Epic.
Consistently ranking as one of the top 3 event cities in the U.S., there’s a lot more than blackjack going on in Las Vegas.
Starring in supporting roles alongside everything from the world’s most loved champagne to the biggest night in music, our live plants agree, there’s nothing like Vegas.
Client: Moët & Chandon
Venue: Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway
What’s hotter than the Electric Daisy Carnival? The actual temperatures during this multi-day music festival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Typically, bringing in live plants in for a 5-day event is no big deal. But looking good for that long on a raceway in the Vegas heat is a tough task for anyone – never mind any plant.
Have no fear - 800 PLANT IT is here! We worked with our client, Moët, to design the right look and feel for their festival tent, using heat-loving plants. With expert suggestions on placement and species (palm trees were the ringer), the plants rocked right along with the electronic dance music.
Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
Even tough guys need plants to back them up – which is why ESPN included them in the set design for the highly anticipated Mayweather vs. MacGregor fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. But when they realized the plants they had couldn’t take the heat, they brought in a ringer: 800 PLANT IT.
In just 48 hours, we offered up an array of hearty plants that could take a beating and still look great for the millions of viewers watching at home. This last-minute project is just proof that the right plants can elevate any type of event – even the biggest fight in combat sports history.