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A Sense of Place

Long Border
A Sense of Place has been based on the 250 schoolgirls who boarded at Chatsworth House for seven years during World War II.

The planting reflects the journey these girls would have taken, showing feelings of uncertainty at the beginning before leading onto maturity after their experience at Chatsworth.

Seven Taxus baccata hedges give the border a structural quality and represent the seven years that the girls lived there. Also hidden within the scene is a delicate wire sculpture of a young female, providing a visual representation of how the girls may have interacted with the landscape.

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