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The John Deere Garden: 100 years of Tractors

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Did you know...

  • Designer Elspeth Stockwell has not only injected strong verticals in this garden, but robust horizontals as well; the bold top line of the fence, the tractors in a row, the bench, and the line of dark soil
  • The 100 golden tractors are designed to sway in the Derbyshire breeze, just like the Calamagrostis grasses that are planted in a circle underneath them
  • Moving outwards from the centre, the planting is intended to replicate the countryside landscape with wildflowers, grasses and meadow planting

About the garden 

The John Deere Garden celebrates the rural landscape and the way in which the tractor has revolutionised agriculture over the last 100 years.
At its heart is a circular seating area within a meadow-like setting. Surrounding the seating and punctuating the planting is a striking circular sculpture of 100 golden tractors. A charred oak backdrop references agricultural farm buildings dotted across Britain's pastoral landscape. Flowering grasses, wild flowers and meadow planting give the appearance of fields and meadows. 

The John Deere Garden represents our agricultural landscape where tractors cultivate the fields.

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