After last year's levitating 'pink eye in the sky' which the public couldnt ride up, Diarmuid Garvin has come up with another showy but ultimately daft and inaccessible garden. Its a pyramid of scaffolding poles 7storeys high with a garden on every level.
Gavin says the 80ft-high garden was inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
Im trying not to pre-judge!
Sorry, I cant resist!
Why do the RHS indulge him?! These Celsea gardens are meant to be inspirational rather than aspirational- after all they each cost the price of a house in London. But surely some link to what can be produced in a home garden setting has to be maintained?
There is a quote from a professional gardener in the accompanying article, and there aren't many who would disagree with it!.
Matt Appleby of Horticulture Week – said: ‘It’s a towering garden for a man with a towering ego.’
Perhaps if he saws the Fiat in half, Gavin will also get a show at the Tate! Its's such a statement garden, anything less than Best In Show will be seen as a humiliation. Plus he is such a sulky character, he''d probably slope off for another 7 years like he did last time he didnt win Gold !
What Im REALLY looking forward to is Andy Sturgeon lastest opus. Now he really is a design and planting genius !