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The 19th century boxwood topiary gardens of Château de Marqueyssac (150,000 individual trees on five km of paths open to the public) photographed by Philippe Jarrigeon.


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Phillip Davis writes:

Hi, just wanted to share a video of my garden which got itself a rain blister as the ground got saturated :) took a shovel to it after the video to let the pressure out, that was strangely satisfying.

The Shin-an-ji Rock Garden created by Japanese designer Tomonori Saito and wagashi artisan Motohiro Inaba: black sesame ‘rocks’ on a bed of sugar ‘sand’.

Arrange, rake patterns, contemplate oneness. NOM.


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Enter via  a locked door in the fence, enjoy the serene view, do your business, leave.

Beats the lavvy on the train. Although, this being Japan, that’s probably very nice too.


Supertree Grove is a collection of 18 solar powered metal-framed tree structures that form part of Singapore’s Gardens By The Bay redevelopment project.

The tallest ‘tree’ is 50m tall and has a restaurant built into its ‘canopy’.


(Pix: Pete Hottelet)


Gillian writes:

My cousin is part of a TCD-based project which is encouraging Dubliners to share gardens and give those with a lack of green space the chance to grow some of their own food. Plug plug plug.


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Turn The City Green workshop, Saturday July 21 (Science Gallery)

A few choice examples from Chris Stever and Jane de Rosa’s Zombie Gnomes collection. The pieces (with adorable names like ‘Legless Larry’ and ‘Gertrude Guts’) cost around €45 each and take 5/6 weeks to mail out due to demand, but check out the backstory:

Something bad has happened in the garden. The once happy garden gnomes have been infected by a strange virus which has turned them into flesh eating monsters. There are only a few survivors left who are desperately trying to stay alive.