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Chelsea Preview: Diarmuid Gavin's Hanging Gardens!

Posted by Alan on April 30, 2012 at 1:30 AM


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! :D


Sorry, I cant resist! :P

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.’

 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2137150/Reaching-sky-Gavin-s-Chelsea-dream-Gardener-plans-seven-storey-structure-flower-show.html#ixzz1tV1Wysew


This Fiat 500 will top out the Garden Tower.

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 ! 

Categories: Events, Visits, Chelsea Flower Show

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10 Comments

Reply Lewisham Gardens
8:49 AM on May 1, 2012 
Nice post Alan!. Im not a particular fan of Mr Gavin either.
Bit much to call him a towering ego though! :D

His designs are so over blown and in unreachable. they dont appeal to me at all.
Reply Bizzy Bee
5:50 AM on May 5, 2012 
HI Alan!
I saw this article on twitter! The guy who called this ' a towering garden for a towering ego' has written a piece about this Hanging Gardens in the Guardian.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/gardening-blog/2012/may/03
/chelsea-2012-diarmuid-gavin

This ccmment made me laugh:
quote says...
"At least the ordinary folk who are priced out of actually attending will be able to see something over the railings keeping them out!"
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