In Your Own Back Yard
Bad gardens copy, good gardens create, great gardens transcend.
- Ken Wilbur
In the Cotswolds, A "Snake in the Grass" and Other Æsthetics
Design ideas for outdoor spaces were solicited from 400 people, including architects, industrial designers and furniture makers, said Therese Lang, who with Jan Chillery organised the second annual Westonbirt International Festival of Gardens. A panel chose 14 designers and gave each $24,000 and a 2,100-square-foot work site at Westonbirt, the national arboretum, 600 acres near Tetbury, in the English Cotswolds.
Natalie Dewsnap of London made "Outer Space," a garden that has timber and aluminium paths crossing a pond, and wire fences that, she said, symbolize the divide between man and nature.
"Snake in the Grass" is by Alison Wear and Miranda Melville of London. "It means something quite unexpected - the snake in the grass that creeps up and bites you," Ms Wear said. One side of the 70-foot slither through the earth is walled with timber; the other is planted with sedum. festivalofgardens.co.uk
Source: The New York Times Thursday 24 July 2003
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