Foreign and Colonial Investments Garden
Designed by Thomas Hoblyn
Tom's contemporary design style is inspired and influenced by natural landscapes and plant communities, so, after an eye-opening trip to study endangered carnivorous plants in the bogs of North Carolina, he welcomed a chance to highlight the vulnerability of these highly specialised plants.
His garden celebrates one of the world's most threatened habitats and the tenacity and adaptability of the plants that thrive in the unique conditions there.
"The centrepiece of my design for The Foreign and Colonial Investments Garden, an undulating wave sculpture made from slices of wood, reflects the uncertain climate, both environmental and economic.
I got the idea from a restaurant ceiling in Boston that's covered in plywood slices, and we managed to find a wind-fallen giant redwood to make the sculpture."
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