Monday, November 7, 2011

Chelsea - Blood cells in the garden

The British Heart Foundation Garden at Chelsea was not among my favorites. Veins, arteries, corpuscles and red blood cells just don't seem ready-made for integrating into a garden plan. At least there as no spurting blood fountain or anything. Kudos to the designers for their restraint, that's the first thing I thought of.

One nice feature of this garden was the inclusion of plants known for their healing properties and especially Salix caprea, a plant that provided clues to the development of aspirin.

5 comments:

  1. That is creative and had no one told me that this was a heart display, I might have been okay with it. :-)

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  2. Freda,
    Even NOT related to blood, I think it looks too much like a stage and a cage. I expected go-go boot dancers to come out any minute to entertain.

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  3. I quite like the veins and arteries (though would like them better if they were made of wood) - the blood corpuscles seem rather a waste of space though. They might have been fun if they were stepping stones rather than platforms.

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  4. Just shows you that not everything at Chelsea is worth the trip! Catching up on lots of great blog entries. Somewhere I saw the one about the FLW laundry posts. Loved them and the whole idea of sponsoring them!

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