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See Hampton Court on BBC2 with Monty Don and friends: Thurs 7 July (8-9pm) and Fri 8 July (7-8pm). Times subject to change

Picturesque

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Designed by
Melissa Jolly
Built by
J-W Henderson
Web
www.melissajolly.co.uk

This garden aims to evoke the works of specific artists or genres through the use of planting. By replicating the layout of an art gallery, openings in the gallery walls frame the different compositions of planting and the viewer’s attention is focused on each contrasting picture.

Picturesque illustrates how both gardens and plants can be seen as forms of art, and demonstrates a method for creating beautiful views even when external space is limited.

Special thanks to contributor Benchmarx.

Expert commentary by Phil Clayton - Features Editor of The Garden

This clever garden has plants in alcoves on walls designed to look like famous pictures in a gallery. One is Pondside inspired by Claude Monet's Bridge over a pond of waterlilies. Although not exact replications, the installations are very good interpretations. Very impressive.
 

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