- Designed by
- Barry Chambers at Changing Scenes
- Built by
- JTM Sussex Landscapes
Keats’ sonnet "On the Sea" was written in April 1817 on the Isle of Wight. He writes of how the sea has a way of washing away the mundane, stressful ties of human existence with its wild unbound nature. Gardening can provide a similar escape yet many still seek control and perfection in their garden.
This design rejoices in chaos. Like a stormy sea, many of the plants are exuberant and out of control. But the restricted colour palette provides relief for the senses similar to that to which Keats refers in his poem. Above the archway (the mouth of a cavern) the three faces of the Titan God Hecate emerge from the chalk cliff.
Special thanks to contributors Stonemarket and Stonewarehouse