Five-star service for leading agricultural show

agricultural show marquee solutions

WhoThe Royal Cheshire County Show

WhereKnutsford, Cheshire

Size – 59 structures, providing 20,000+m2 of marquee space

Use – Agricultural Show

The Royal Cheshire Show is a prestigious rural event held annually, attracting thousands of visitors with its diverse range of attractions, including animal displays, food halls, live entertainment, and various exhibitions. The 2024 show featured over 3,000 animals, a horse show, the Sheep Show, and the Food Hall & Food Live Theatre, among other attractions.

an external shot of agricultural marquees used at the Royal Chesire County Show


The client required various types of marquees and structures to accommodate different activities and exhibits, ensuring functionality, safety, and aesthetic appeal. Resulting in a very diverse range of marquee solutions, from a 4m x 4m bus stop right through to an expansive 20m x 60m “agritech” exhibition hall.

The show received the honour of ‘Royal’ status in 2016 and has been celebrating all that is great and good about the countryside since 1838. With such a rich history, quality is paramount to the success of the event. Finally, there is a challenging build window of just 14 days.


We provided a wide range of agricultural marquees and structures, completely transforming the rural location to a fully functioning show site. Field and Lawn are the principle suppliers and have been awarded a five year contract for the event. This has enabled us to refine our operational delivery to improve every year. We ensure that the same foreman manages the build every year. This means we understand the site, have developed great client relationships.

As a result, we have shaved a full day off the installation programme between years. The scale of the event requires a large amount of branch stock so careful project management and programming is key.

A stall set up inside a clearspan agricultural show marquee


This is one of the largest events we deliver annually and the specification range from large but simple, open sided agricultural shedding, to the fully customised 825m2 VIP, Membership Restaurant. For example, the Member’s Restaurant included ply flooring, 4 glazed doors, internal screening and baffling, access ramp and rainwater guttering. Other highlights included:

• 12m x 20m Membership and Press Tent: completed with a suspended floor, fully Lined, specialist carpet, lined Partitions and flagpole.

• 12m x 65m Flower Exhibition Marquee: corner screened with a 8m x 4m raised stage with grey carpet covering stage.

• 10m x 25m Church: with a 16m2 ply floor section and screen in one corner, flagpole and 15m of window walls to let natural light into the structure.
Other structures comprised markets halls, a food theatre, exhibition marquees for Scouts and Guides, catering restaurants, a small photo booth, and event infrastructure such as first aid, pay points and ticketing.


Sometimes the simple feedback says the most!…

A striking collection of new placemaking flags installed

art in the heart of the city

Art of London and Art in Mayfair, in partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts, have revealed a vibrant aerial display across the West End featuring over 60 flags. Unveiled today and soaring throughout the summer, the public art adorns the skies above Piccadilly and Bond Street, showcasing the talent and diverse artistry of RA Schools alumni and students.

Titled ‘Rainbow Flags’, the innovative artwork on Piccadilly supported by Art of London features a stunning array of vibrant colours, where the edges blur and fold into each other to symbolise the diversity of LGBTQ+ identities. Faramawy masterfully uses colour and soft contours to reinvent the traditional Pride flag and make it more inclusive, celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. Adham Faramawy, a distinguished graduate of the prestigious RA Schools, created the artwork from which these flags have been based, whilst a student at the RA Schools.

rainbow flags in london

‘Rainbow Flags’ by Adham Faramawy, Piccadilly.

Celebrating diversity

On 29 June, as tens of thousands of people parade down Piccadilly, the 25 flags in the sky invite members of the public to embrace unity and celebrate diversity. In partnership with Heart of London Business Alliance and supported by Westminster City Council, Art of London’s ‘Rainbow Flags’, soaring from 10 June until 1 September also hint at several headline public arts commissions and events with prestigious institutions across the West End.

Art in Mayfair

In parallel, the Art in Mayfair campaign features striking flag designs by Lizzie Munn, a current student at the RA Schools who will graduate in 2024. This commission, now an annual highlight of Art in Mayfair, is a significant recognition of emerging talent in the art world. Munn’s work entitled ‘The sun speaks’ on view from 10 June until 7 July takes the form of large-scale print-based installations, which are often shaped by their environment and will hang across Bond Street. Munn will be presenting works at the RA Schools Show 2024, which will be open from 14 June – 30 June 2024.

Art in Mayfair large cross street flags

‘The sun speaks’ by Lizzie Munn, Bond Street

comments and feedback

Adham Faramawy, Artist, said: “It is an honour to unveil ‘Rainbow Flags’ in the West End. I look forward to seeing the art soar above the streets this summer as a celebration of the reopening of the RA Schools and as a backdrop to Pride in London.”

Lizzie Munn, Artist, said: “I’m excited to be involved with this year’s Art in Mayfair and to create asprawling artwork with the sky as its backdrop. Populated by two visually high-pitched colours, I’ve employed both elements as active materials which are responsive to their site and conditions. The work will be constantly in flux, and always seen anew.”

Mark Williams, Director of Art of London, said: “Every year we look forward to bringing new and exciting public art to the streets of the West End for all to enjoy. We’re thrilled to kick start this in 2024 ahead of the iconic Pride in London with such bright and beautiful flags designed by Adham Faramawy, to reflect the diversity in the heart of the West End.”

Katie Thomas, Associate Director of Bond Street & Mayfair at New West End Company said: “With the backing of the Royal Academy of Arts, Art in Mayfair continues to flourish and grow, becoming a catalyst for inspiring brands throughout this unique destination to forge exceptional art collaborations, mini-exhibitions, showcases, and events. Our collaboration with the gifted young artist Lizzie Munn this year has been especially fulfilling, highlighting the significance of the RA Schools as they cultivate, nurture, and champion the next generation of artists in the Capital.” 

The RA schools, founded in 1769, is the longest established school of fine art in the UK and remains free and independent with places awarded to artists based on merit. The recent restoration and renewal project of the RA Schools has delivered fully accessible state-of-the-art facilities for the next generation of artists, while also carefully preserving the rich heritage of the buildings.

The artists pictured togther

Field and Lawn can support with complex outdoor art installations.

Culture seekers can also discover a raft of spectacular arts destinations to visit using Art of London’s handy online guides, filled with world-class art galleries, theatres, museums, institutions and pop-ups to explore in the West End.

About Field and Lawn

Field and Lawn are one of the leading placemaking providers in the UK.  With four regional branches, we provide a nationwide service.  Our experienced team can assist in a wide range of placemaking projects. 

Photo Credits: Heart of London Business Alliance

Specialist marquee solutions for D-Day 80

insight into the d-day 80 event build

Field and Lawn are deeply honoured to have been involved in the poignant event organised to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.  

We were the principle temporary structure provider for the extensive production. The event was over a year in planning, and we provided in excess of 4,600m2 of marquees. Our event structures formed dressing rooms, production infrastructure, catering facilities, first aid points, press and media zones, plus a significant hospitality venue which hosted a lunch for all the VIPs. 

clearspan event marquees at a large d-day 80 event

About the event

The event was attended by His Royal Highness King Charles and the Queen Consort, they were joined by the Prince of Wales, leading UK politicians and WW2 veterans on Southsea Common in Portsmouth. 

The significant back-of-house infrastructure for the production took our in-house site teams over three weeks to build.  In total, it took just over 100 crew days to build the project.  Detailed designs, schedules and layouts were provided to the event organisers as well as comprehensive RAMS to complete the prestigious installation safely and to a critical deadline, whilst meeting stringent security requirements.

We were supported by GL events UK who delivered the 20m x 50m hospitality structure for the event. 

Our reflections

Field and Lawn’s Regional Director for the South, Ben Coleborn said.

“This was a once in a lifetime project and it demanded the very best from everyone involved.  From the initial meetings it was clear that it was going to be a very significant and high-profile event, with the eyes of the world watching.  We worked as one team, with the BBC and the amazing team at Chromatic Productions, to create a temporary setup that was fit for our incredible veterans, royalty and the public.” 

arial view of event marquees forming the back of house infrastructure


Our team are experts in working for significant high profile events. We would be delighted to help with marquees and event structures for your next event.  Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Take a walk on the wild side this winter

Themed lighting trails for safari parks and zoos

Winter lighting trails are a great way to increase your revenue during the darker months. Light trails are fun for all ages, immersive and can be curated around your available space. From a simple set of illuminated animals to a complete walkthrough experience.

Discover illuminations

We have a range of animal illuminations ready and available to hire this winter.  Featuring cheeky monkeys, a safari jeep selfie spots and some incredible abstract animals! 

Plus, you can control the magic with special interactive light zones, all put together by our creative in-house events team. In addition to our range of animal themed illuminations, our creative teams can bring your vision to life.  Last year we worked with Sunderland City Council to deliver their magical lighting trail.  Take a look at some of the photos in our case study here.

About Field and Lawn

Creating a winter wonderland has never been easier with access to Field and Lawn’s expert in-house installation teams and knowledgeable project managers.  We have a national branch network, we are certified carbon neutral and are ready to help you with creative lighting and placemaking to drive footfall and create wonder.

A complete solution

Field and Lawn are experts in festive lighting and creative placemaking installations. We design, manufacture, install and maintain, giving you a complete turnkey solution.  A dedicated Project Manager will oversee all aspects of your scheme from initial site surveys, to logistical planning, infrastructure requirements for your lighting trail installation.

Health and safety is a key priority and all design and installation operations are carefully planned and monitored. Our experienced, in-house installation teams will ensure the delivery of the display safely, efficiently and with minimal disruption to you.

In pictures: Our latest Ramadan lighting scheme “Sundial”

Explore our latest ramadan lighting scheme

Following the success of the first ever, large scale commercial Ramadan lighting display in the UK in 2023, Field and Lawn have delivered a brand new scheme for Ramadan 2024. Earlier this month, The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan attended the activation event in the West End. Here is a collection of stunning images from this years display:

a large Ramadan lighting display in central london

About the 2024 Ramadan lights IN London

The new display, located in Coventry Street is titled “Sundail” and is inspired by the transition from dawn to dusk during Ramadan. It represents the fasting experience with radiant suns and moons, forming a visual timepiece. The design features beautiful geometric patterns and hanging stars, paying homage to Islamic art. Over 30000 sustainable lights will illuminate the skies between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square.

Ramadan ground features and selfie spots

Another new addition to this years display is an enchanting ground mounted illuminated Ramadan decoration on Edgeware Road.  Marble Arch London BID, in partnership with the The Portman Estate, have brought the first Ramadan light display to Edgware Road, installing an illuminated crescent moon ground mounted selfie spot at Nutford Place which will be in place until Wednesday 10 April.

The bespoke 2.9m tall light installation is a majestic walk-through experience, adorned with warm white LED lights and elegant gold insets. Emblazoned with the heartfelt message “Ramadan Mubarak,” symbolising blessings and goodwill. The display runs throughout Ramadan and will be illuminated each day between 6am-11pm. The feature is something that can be easily replicated in cities across the UK to spread the joy of Ramadan.  It has created a wonderful selfie spot for people to come together and celebrate Ramadan.

Photography by Marble Arch BID

“It is really powerful, many non-Muslims are becoming increasingly curious about Ramadan and what it involves. It's spreading awareness in such a nice way through art and light installation. It was the idea that came from me but I encourage Muslims and people from other faiths to continue on and do it.”

Create your own ramadan lighting display

Ramadan lights illuminate central London

We can help you make it happen! This is the second year Field and Lawn have delivered a world class display specifically for the holy month of Ramadan. Our festive lighting expertise, in-house creative teams and expert installation crews can bring a Ramadan display like this to your city, shopping centre or high street.  We would be delighted to work with you to design a bespoke display!


Who's involved?

The Ramadan lights are a collaboration between many organisations. The lights are designed, manufactured and installed by Field and Lawn.  The Oxford Street display is presented by AlgbraX. The Aziz Foundation is responsible for the Coventry Street display.  The concept was founded by Aisha Desai of Ramadan Lights UK.  Made possible by the Heart of London Business Alliance and Lantern London. With support from many more people who have worked hard behind the scenes to create the wonderful spectacle. 

Show season ahead! Finding the best marquees for agricultural shows

marquee hire for agricultual shows

Agricultural shows are a melting pot, bringing together the very best producers, suppliers and exhibitors. They showcase livestock, the very best local food produce and provide an unmatched outdoor retail and shopping experience.  They present one of the most diverse and interesting shows to organise and produce. With so much variety, finding the best, most flexible and high-quality marquees if often a challenge for event organisers. 


We provide tent hire for agricultural shows across the UK with a specialist range of clearspan frames and pavilion marquees to accommodate any size show.  Due to our size, kit availability and national coverage we have the capability and capacity to deliver a complete marquee hire solution for the entire event. We are the “one stop shop” when it comes to hiring a marquee for your next agricultural show. 

We hold over 800,000sq. ft. of clearspan marquee kit and can deliver at scale, providing widths of 10m, 12m, 15m, 20m, 25m up to 30m if you are looking for a large marquee. These structures are ideal for feature pavilions, barns or livestock enclosures and large exhibition halls.

We can provide multiple runs of 3m, 6m, 9m shedding for traders or vendors, these make great retail spaces and temporary storefronts.

We also provide high quality hospitality structures for member’s or other corporate hospitality requirements in bespoke sizes. We can provide branded gables, windows and a range of doors to create a stunning finish.

A Pagoda marquee is a popular option for info points, first aid, animal welfare and back of house operations. Our pagoda marquees are available in a range of sizes including 3m x 3m, 5m x 5m and 6m x 6m.

Marquee hire for agricultural show exhibitors

Not only do we provide world class marquees directly to show organisers, we also supply high-end corporate marquees for trade stands and show exhibitors. If you are exhibiting at a show and require a tent to showcase your business, our solutions will create a welcoming environment for your potential customers.

A large clearspan marquee used at an agricultural event featuring a branded gable

Optional Extras

We can help you with the all important finishing touches from marquee interiors like ivory pleated linings through to marquee lighting.  We also provide a range of flooring options, including cassette flooring, ply laid to ground, lighting options, doors, solid or soft sides, bespoke joinery for access ramps and handrails. Our extensive and trusted supply chain partners can also help with show power solutions, furniture and toilet hire. 

Why choose Field and Lawn

We are outdoor event people and event marquee hire experts, passionate about delivering first class seasonal shows.  We have supplied, built and project managed marquees for farming and agricultural shows throughout the UK for many years, it’s our specialty! We also provide a range of marquees and tents for sporting events, music festivals and hospitality events.  Our expert project managers will work with you to 

We’re proud to say we’ve built our service along the way, working with word famous events such as the Royal Highland Show, the Royal Bath and West Show any many more shows across the UK

Who we work with

Watch us in action!

Our expert, in-house installation teams share a behind the scenes look at the installation process for the Royal Highland Show. Take a look at how we work to bring one of the most iconic agricultural shows to life!

Southport Flower Show Contract Secured

flower show marquee hire

Field and Lawn are delighted to have secured a five-year contract to supply event marquees to Southport Flower Show.  This year promises to be an extra-special occasion as 2024 marks the 100th anniversary of the show!

When it comes to flower shows, hiring marquees is unquestionably an essential part of the planning process. Our temporary structures and classic clearspan marquees provide the ideal environment to showcase the most wonderful flower displays and exhibits.

About Southport flower show

The Southport Flower Show takes place between the 15th – 18th August 2024 at Victoria Park.  The show offers a packed schedule featuring gardening advice, a pop up shopping village, live music and entertainment plus much more.  

The project will be delivered by the Northern branch of Field and Lawn with support from our Bristol Branch and GL events UK who have previously delivered marquees at the show.  This year we are providing a wide range of marquee structures covering approximately 13,500sqm, including:

• Amateur Growers Pavillion: 25m x 85m

• Grand Floral Marquess comprising: three. 25m x 50m structures

• 1924 Lounge: 15m x 55m

• Central Kitchen: 15m x 40m

• Cookery Theatre: 15m x 20m

• Garden Theatre: 15m x 35m

the project in detail

To keep the floral displays in tip top condition, we will be providing a full HVAC solution to number of marquees.  As well as exhibition halls, our flexible marquees will be put to use for VIP infrastructure, retail space and information points across the venue.  

Field and Lawn have a track record of supply high quality marquees to renowned horticultural events and flower shows across the UK. Working previously at Edinburgh Botanical Gardens and Chorley Flower Show (pictured above). Our teams are well rehearsed in providing exceptional service and high quality marquees to deliver a world class visitor experience. 

About Field and Lawn Marquees

We supply a wide range of marquees to major outdoor events, shows and festivals.  With Four regional branches we provide national coverage.  As a carbon neutral business, we are also leading the event industry forward to a more sustainable future.

What are the benefits of hiring a marquee long-term?

Long term marquee hire from the experts

While marquees are often associated with a wide range of events such as weddings, parties, a corporate event or festival. They have a much wider application when hired for long term use.  

Our specification is adapted to you long term needs, with a range of bespoke options for extended marquee hire.

To explore the benefits of hiring a marquee long term, and look your options,  Project Manager, Helen Middleton shares here insight into extended hire commercial marquees and temporary structures. 

Helen is an experienced project manager and has helped hundreds of business hire marquees for long term requirements.  

How long is long term?

We provide long term marquee hire for a range of businesses, our rental periods range from as little as one week, through to several months.  Our rental agreements are flexible and can always be extended should you need you keep the extra space.  If you have a seasonal storage requirement, we can offer rental agreements to work around your needs.

It’s very common for businesses to extend either the hire term or physical space once the structure has been on site and has started to be used. The benefits are seen quickly!

Popular uses for long term marquees

The adaptability of marquee structures makes them perfect for a wide variety of long term uses. With their versatile design marquees present an ideal solution to longer-term needs. Businesses approach us if their existing structure is undergoing repairs, or when additional space is needed very quickly. In my experience, here are just a few examples of how we have helped businesses and the public sector with long term marquee hire:

Why do businesses choose a long term hire?

1. Cost-effective

Long-term marquee hire can be a cost-effective solution.  Hiring a venue for an extended period often incurs substantial costs, including venue fees, security deposits, and maintenance charges. In contrast, marquees provide a more affordable alternative with reduced overhead costs.

3. Customisation Options

Our marquees can be easily customised to reflect your brand with bespoke gables that feature your logo and brand colours. We have a wide range of customisation options for the interior and exterior of your marquee including various flooring such as vinyl, carpet and plywood options, interior tent linings and other fit-out options.

5. Environmentally friendly

Field and Lawn proudly operate as a carbon neutral company, meaning your marque hire will be carbon free! Furthermore, choosing these marquees for extended periods helps minimise the overall carbon footprint linked to traditional building materials and methods, promoting an eco-friendly alternative for events or disposable products.

2. Flexible

As marquees can be put up and taken down easily, exactly where you need the additional space, they provide a significant amount of flexibility. Our marquees are modular, which means they are constructed in 5m bays.  Marquees can be extended or shortened so over time the space can flex to suit your needs.  We can install a marquee on any ground surface too!  

4. Low maintenance

Our marquees are made from high-quality durable materials that are all quality checked before they arrive on site. Our marquee structures are designed to withstand various weather conditions and are resistant to tearing, UV damage, and water, reducing the likelihood of structural issues. Due to the modular structure of marquees, should any parts of your marquee become damaged or worn components are easily interchangeable without dismantling the entire structure.

How to spec a marquee for long term hire.

long term retail marquee

One of the big questions I get asked is what options are provided in the marquee.  It does depend on how and what it will be used for but our specification is one of the best in the industry.  We adapt the structure based on your needs and can provide everything required for a long term hire.  

Field and Lawn marquees can be hired with soft or solid walls, flooring, lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation and windows to create a high quality temporary space. An enhanced specification can be offered for corporate marquee hire for example, luxury linings and glazed bays and doors are often used to create a high end feel that is comparable to a semi-permanent structure. 

Helen's Expert Insight on long term marquee hire

Expert tip on heating and cooling: If your marquee hire will stretch over several seasons, we can offer a flexible hire option for ancillary items to save you money.  For example, you can hire a heater for just the winter months directly from us.  You won’t need to pay for it over the full term of the marquee hire. 

How long does a marquee take to install?

For a 12 x 9m structure, we can complete the marquee installation within a day, for a smaller footprint, it can be installed in a matter of hours. This means you won’t face disruption or delay and your space will be operational within 24 hours.

How fast can I hire a structure?

Field and Lawn have a large branch network and access to over 800,000 sq. ft. of marquee space.  This means we can provide a marquee in a matter of days.  Sometimes, even faster if you have an urgent need. 

We can provide a quick quote and we use experienced in-house installation teams which speeds the process up and provides a quality service.

What about long term marquee maintenance?

If you are hinging a marquee over an extended period, we will maintain the structure.  The initial calculations and design will enable us to provide a safe structure based on your local environment. Periodic checks will be required. We can also check that any means of securing the structure down are still safely in place, whether this is stakes or weighting. Ad hoc checks are also sometimes required following adverse weather conditions.

Whether used for hosting events, creating temporary venues, or providing shelter in various settings, our marquee structures offer a blend of functionality, aesthetics, and flexibility. 

For a competitive quote and cost for long term marquee hire contact us:

Pioneering Sustainability in the Events Industry with Carbon Neutral Certification


Our goal is to reduce our carbon footprint, year on year, playing an active part in driving the event industry to a more sustainable future. Across all our sectors we are constantly innovating to reduce our impact on the environment. 

Field and Lawn are a certified carbon neutral organisation. Carbon offsetting is one of the many ways our business is tackling climate change. We are pleased to report that in 2023, 963 tonnes of carbon dioxide has been offset.  

That is roughly equivalent to planting 43,773 mature trees!

This means, 100% of emissions produced from UK wide operations are offset through an accredited process that is independently verified through Carbon Footprint Limited.

Why sustainability matters to field and lawn

At Field and Lawn, sustainability is not just a buzzword; it is a core value that drives decision-making at every level of the business. Field and Lawn understands that achieving sustainability in the events industry requires more than just carbon offsetting; it demands constant innovation and a commitment to adopting eco-friendly practices. 

Field and Lawn have made a steadfast commitment to sustainability with commitments to reduce waste, year on year and use the most sustainable solutions for festive lighting and event marquees from re-active air coatings on flags to sustainable lighting products.

About Field and Lawn

Field and Lawn, a leading player in the events industry, proudly stands at the forefront of this movement, having recently retained its Carbon Neutral Certification from Carbon Footprint Limited. In this article, we delve into the significance of sustainability for Field and Lawn, exploring their commitment, innovations, and contributions towards building a greener future.

Stepping into the world of flower shows

Insight from the flower show marquee hire experts

Spring is certainly a busy time for the gardening world. Not only does planting season start, but many of the countries top flower shows are mobilising for summer events. At Field and Lawn, we work with some of the top horticultural societies to provide world class marquees and temporary structures to flower shows and horticultural events across the UK.

Our latest blog, discusses the key things you need to know when exploring marquee hire for flower shows.

Temporary structures for large events

When it comes to large flower show events, hiring marquees is unquestionably an essential part of the planning process. Our temporary structures provide the ideal environment to showcase the most wonderful displays and exhibits.  

Why clearspan marquees?

To begin with, our clearspan event marquees can be hired to offer shade and shelter to keep displays (and visitors!) in tip top shape.  Field and Lawn have a vast range of high quality and versatile marquees for hire, suitable for all events and occasions.  

Our marquee hire fleet includes small event structures from 3m up to 9m. Medium sized marquees range between 10m to 20m. Our largest event structures span between 25m up to 30m. We can also provide conical marquees which are perfect for smaller shows and events. 

Above all, one of the main reasons why flower show events opt for marquee hire is the versatility they offer.  Our clearspan structures can be configured and specified to your exact requirements.

In the same way, whether it’s a small-scale floral exhibition or a grand garden party, marquees can be tailored to accommodate a wide range of layouts and designs. From intimate floral marquees to large spacious pavilions, and corporate hospitality, the options are endless.  In fact, marquees can even be supplied with or without flooring. Additionally, we can construct our marquees around existing features and installations if required.

back of house event marquees

Most importantly, marquees play a crucial role in providing essential back of house for flower show events. From catering facilities to ticketing and security check points. In particular they can house dining areas, bars, and lounges, creating relaxed, yet high end feel for everyone attending the event. Additionally, marquees can be equipped with a vast range of extras. This includes, heating, cooling, tables and chairs, heating, lighting, lining, flooring and more.  Field and Lawn have a large stock and work with industry leading suppliers. We can supply the extras to make your flower show spectacular.

Project gallery


Our marquees can be hired with soft or solid sides.  We can also provide marquees with glazed panels or PVC windows and high quality doors, access ramps and even bespoke branded PVC gables.

Notably the most popular option for flower show events are clearspan marquees. These provide open plan space for exhibitors to showcase their impressive floral displays, allowing visitors unobstructed views through the pavilion. As a result, within this space, exhibitors can display their vibrant stunning arrangements, creating a cohesive and easy to navigate experience for visitors. 

Above all, the marquee becomes the heart of the event, where visitors can explore a wide variety of flowers and plants, learn from exhibitor talks and seminars.


Now there are hundreds of flower shows every year, from the world famous RHS Chelsea flower show to smaller independent events. In brief here are just a handful of the spectacular flower show events that we have to look forward to in 2024!

Harrogate Flower Show – Their Spring show is held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, a Jewell in the calendar! – Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th April

Chorley Flower Show – An award winning show in Astley Park – July 2024, Dates are to be confirmed 

Shrewsbury Flower Show – A premier event organised by the Shropshire Horticultural Society – August 2024, Dates are to be confirmed

Southport Flower Show – The UK’s largest independent flower show! Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th August

In Summary

In conclusion when it comes to large flower show events, marquee hire is a practical and popular choice. Overall, the versatility, flexibility, and functionality of marquees make them an ideal solution. Subsequently by hiring a marquee, event organizers can create captivating spaces that showcases exhibits while providing a comfortable and enjoyable experience for visitors. So, the next time you attend a flower show event, take a moment to appreciate the marquee that has made it all possible. It may well be a Field and Lawn marquee! 

About Field and lAWN

Field and Lawn are marquee hire experts and have supplied top of the range marquees to many flower shows across the UK.  Specifically providing full project management and installation expertise.  With four branches across the UK we have the capability and kit to supply a full event solution. 


In Focus: Temporary Warehouse Buidlings

Inside a temporary warehouse. How to maximise on-site storage space

Field and Lawn provide temporary building solutions and temporary structures across the UK and Ireland. Our temporary buildings are available to for hire, or to purchase and are manufactured to your exact requirements.  This blog will explore how a modular, temporary building building solution can quickly and cost effectively provide high quality storage space or a temporary warehouse for your business.

temporary warehouse building for ikea

Image: An insulated temporary warehouse building for IKEA, Birmingham.  Read the project case study here.

What are temporary storage buildings?

If you are looking for a quick and easy solution to increase storage space, look no further than a temporary building! Temporary only by name; they are de-mountable, modular structures that allow you to easily add extra space in pretty much any environment or location. 

Temporary buildings are quick to install and are being used by a growing range of sectors, including; manufacturing, retail, logistics, industrial, education, commercial, agriculture, and sporting venues for additional on-site storage capacity. They are semi-permanent, ultra-durable structures with a long lifespan of in excess of 20 years.

A temporary warehouse building from Field and Lawn can be installed on almost any ground surface, without the need for foundations. Furthermore, they are tough, durable and designed for all year round use, providing the perfect solution for your temporary warehousing requirements.  Therefore, a temporary building provides a compelling alternative to costly and time consuming traditional buildings.  They also offer many advantages to renting storage space off site

Types of temporary warehouse buildings

There are many types of temporary warehouse buildings, the three most popular solutions include:

1. Insulated buildings: 

If you have a sensitive storage requirement or will have members of your team working from the warehouse, an insulated building will provide high levels of comfort.

an insulated temporary building external view

2. Industrial buildings: 

Often, these warehouse buildings are constructed using steel sided panels, these storage sheds are robust and cost effective.  An industrial temporary building can be customised with lighting, bespoke roller shutters doors, security systems and more.  They make for great workshops and industrial storage solutions.

external overview of a temporary building

3. Industrial warehouse canopy:

Industrial canopies are useful structures that can firstly help the loading and unloading operation, linking into an existing warehouse.  Alternatively, if you need extra storage space for pallets or a lay-down area, an industrial canopy will give you everything you need. 

A lorry empties goods under an industrial canopy

Find the best solution for your storage needs

The possibilities are endless! With so many options available, we have developed a handy guide to help you find the right temporary storage facility for your business. 

Our product range is diverse, and we can supply short term industrial storage tents through to fully insulated, semi-permanent highly insulated ambient temporary warehouse facilities.  

Download the free guide on Finding The best Building for you

Downloadable guide

What are the main differences between a temporary warehouse structure and a fabric structure?

A storage marquee does share some similarities with a temporary building as they are easily installed, removed and relocatable.  That’s where the similarities end. 

A temporary building is hardwearing, long lasting, highly durable structure. Temporary buildings can be in place for up to 50 years. The structure is assessed by engineers to ensure wind and weather loading to provide a long-term solution. The key differences include:

Material: Marquees are typically made of fabric or other flexible materials, while temporary buildings generally have insulated steel clad sides with additional insulation in the roof. A range of doors, glazing and heating and cooling options can be installed in a temporary building.

Size and shape: Temporary buildings can be larger and more customisable in terms of size and shape, with multiple access and security options, including wide, secure roller doors. Due to their modular construction, additional space can be seamlessly integrated into a temporary building.

Functionality: Temporary buildings can be used for a variety of long-term purposes. This includes warehousing, secure and ambient storage, office space, classrooms, event spaces, and click and collect facilities, due to their enhanced durability and security.

Why choose a temporary building?

A temporary building will give you much more than a typical storage container could ever provide.  Our temporary storage buildings can be:

> Fully insulated delivering U-Values as low as: 0.18 W/m²K

> Temperature controlled or refrigerated

> Custom designed with glazing, roller shutter doors, loading canopies, link corridors and more

> Fully fitted and partitioned for offices , meeting rooms and everything in between 

A temporary building can be completely specified to your exact requirements, including; data connections, CCTV, internal/external lighting, alarms, access systems, flooring, glazing and racking. 


With years of experience in delivering high-quality temporary warehouse buildings. We offer tailored, bespoke solutions to meet your exact storage needs.  We have supplied temporary building solutions to a wide range of clients.  From large, multi-national blue-chip corporations to small, industrial businesses. 

We have a proven track record of successful temporary building projects across various industries.  Our client portfolio includes: 


Standards and specification

A temporary warehouse building can be made to measure, using a wide range walling, roofing and insulation options. If you want to explore more about the standards and specification options, our new guide will give you a quick insight into the types of building solutions that are available and how they meet the highest of quality standards.   

The guide will also inform on the wide range of bespoke options available as you can completely customise your new building.  Rest assured, our installation team is UK based and we only use our own, in house fully trained operatives.  In addition, Field and Lawn hold the following accreditation:



While temporary buildings are most frequently used as temporary storage buildings, there are many more uses for these innovative buildings.  We have provided industrial workshops, valeting bays, machinery stores and more! The flexibility of a temporary building can be astounding! Field and Lawn have over 35 years of experience in providing structures and multi-purpose temporary buildings.  we have a strong portfolio of completed projects and satisfied customers like Ikea.

Get the Extra Storage SPACE YOU NEED - Configure A building

If you are looking for a temporary warehouse building or on-site storage structure, we have the expertise to deliver a solution for you.  Field and Lawn have over 35 years of experence in installing temporary warehousing and storage buildings.  Our team of temporary warehouse experts are ready to help you build your new warehouse space! 

Christmas lighting scheme installation update

Christmas light installation is full speed ahead!

As the holiday season approaches, our Christmas lighting specialists have been busy installing lighting displays, using sustainable LED lights, high impact Christmas decorations, and bespoke ground features. 

The objective is to create festive lighting schemes that attract people to visit and increase dwell time, creating “instagramable” designs and an enhancing Christmas atmosphere. Our team of in-house festive lighting experts are making great progress on a number of Christmas lighting schemes.  We are currently installing around 40 Christmas lighting schemes across the UK, with the number set to increase in the coming weeks.   Here is a quick update…

High street Christmas lights

Some of our largest high street and city centre lighting displays, such as Bond Street and Oxford Street in London are already well underway, with large cross street lighting elements installed.  Architectural lighting in Covent garden is progressing well. Projects for various Business Improvement Districts around the UK are moving forward at pace and the iconic, abstract neon Christmas tree in Kings cross is taking shape.

Lighting trails and Illuminated winter walks

Our Northern branch have completed the installation of a winter lighting trail in Sunderland.  The Festival of Light is a bespoke, seasonal outdoor lighting display which provides magical family fun  in Mowbray Park. Visitors will enjoy a glittering range of illuminated Christmas features

Corporate Christmas Lighting

This year we are bringing the festive magic to life for a number of commercial clients, installing high quality Christmas decorations in shopping centres here and in Europe.  Shopping centre Christmas lighting requires exceptional attention to detail and word class products.  

We work with leading suppliers to bring the most innovative, sustainable Christmas lighting products to market.  This year we are installing festive lighting at high profile, corporate and shopping centre sites such as Telford Plaza and the Red Lion Yard in Colchester.

Corporate christmas lighting strategy

Our approach to corporate Christmas lighting involves a combination of bespoke lighting and commercial grade trees and features. Tailoring each installation to suit the corporate setting, such as illuminating outdoor trees with corporate colours and creating custom designs that will get people the festive spirit.

Our efforts to illuminate the holiday season with carefully planned Christmas lighting schemes are well underway. This project involves the strategic deployment of Christmas lights, outdoor lighting, and related installations in various settings, encompassing high streets, shopping centres and retail parks.

Christmas lighting installation & expert lighting design

The planning phase involves a meticulous assessment of the layout and design elements for the lighting scheme. We strive to strike a balance between traditional Christmas lighting and modern lighting design, ensuring an aesthetically pleasing display. The implementation includes the arrangement of lights on trees, wreaths, garlands, and other structures, aiming for an inviting and festive atmosphere.

Maintenance and Removal

Every festive lighting scheme installation is designed to maximise efficiency.  Once installed, our displays are low maintenance and highly reliable.  This is beacuse testing and checks are built into every scheme.  We offer nightly checks and maintain the lighting setups throughout the holiday season. Additionally, our team efficiently manages the removal and storage process.

Continued updates on our progress in Christmas lighting scheme installations will be available on our social media channels. Our aim is to spread the holiday spirit through thoughtfully designed lighting installations, embodying the warmth and cheer of this festive season.

Field and Lawn are industry leaders when it comes to designing, supplying and installing festive lighting.  We offer supply, hire and installation of commercial christmas lighting and can help you bring your Christmas lighting scheme to life.

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