All the gardening world’s a stage

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Michael Billington reviewed the Chelsea Flower Show in the Guardian. Here is an excerpt:

I quickly discovered this was all part of “a musical garden” conceived by Hillier’s of Winchester. You start with a verdant arbour embodying Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Greensleeves. You move on to the medieval tower: Ketelby’s In A Monastery Garden. You end up with Delius’s Walk To The Paradise Garden, expressed, rather beautifully, through Mehrdad Tafreshi’s sculpted copper tree that stands in the middle of a pool and seems to bleed tears. Clearly the gap between the Royal Horticultural Society and the Royal National Theatre is narrowing all the time.

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