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The Teenage Cancer Trust Garden
RHS Tatton Flower Show 2008
A garden to show the clash between teenager and there parents, classical design crashes into Punk culture.

Start of RHS Tatton Flower Show 2008 set up

Steve our digger driver sets out the site.

Our stone arch starts growing.

Looking a little more like it, eventually 17 tonnes of dry stone walling go into our Roman stone grotto.

The york stone paving is laid.

We get interviewed by the BBC, I think the corporation
decided I have got a face for the radio.

Nearly there, just the chamomile lawn to lay.

SHOW TIME! Our first show garden and Dragonfly Garden Design
are awarded a silver medal.

Classical values with Italian topiary, ancient stone flags
and a Roman grotto with an statue of Aphrodite.

The box hedging and lavender looks beautiful, and if you can
imagine dozens of bumble bees buzzing around,
it was really quite magical.

Punk path and Chamomile lawn look good.
Interestingly there is a great web site called www.pavingexpert.com which describes all types of paving
methods - it's a great site if you want to avoid cowboy techniques, and the author Tony McCormack, actually commented on our spikey Punk path, stating that 'after all these years of experience it's nice to see there are still new ways of using paving' - or something like that, nice to impress an expert.
Sorry about the foot prints on the path - muddy RHS judges.

We had loads of interest from the public, something a bit different.

Anarchy at an RHS flower show, is nothing sacred.
Punk's Not Dead

Punk planting looks great.

Rob, the Dragonfly muscle has had enough of the Judges.

Rob models the latest in Punk gardening fashion.

Two weeks of work trashed in a day.



We a day out at Tatton park a few months after the show, it is amazing to think that for 1 month of set up, show and break down this English meadow is a hive of activity and creativity.