• The End of the Tail

    14th July 2011Hampton Court Flower ShowStephanie Donaldson

    I was rather bowled over by this Sempervivum dog – it gets my prize for ingenious use of plants

    I’m not a great fan of sculpture in the garden (unless it’s very old and beautiful or a Henry Moore) but both of these made me smile – the sempervivum dog was accompanied by some equally appealing deer and the ‘nuts and bolts’ horse was staggeringly well made with its marvellous bicycle chain mane.  I think I would have liked it even better if it hadn’t been so shiny.

    Sculpted out of discarded machine parts in Africa – not for everyone’s garden but brilliantly executed