Ceci n'est pas un jardin
Arabella says: Je ne te le fais pas dire!
Gambling Environments illustrates the consequences of careless human waste disposal. The cubes represent a set of fortune dice and each face of the dice carries a different word upon it.
Arabella says: Craps!
Plant Spa has been inspired by the threat posed by man to the plant environment. The theme of the garden is an imaginary world of the future, where plants we once took for granted must be protected from the harsh environment we have created.
The design is a spa for plants, where they are pampered and protected, while the humans are the spectators in the outside world.
Arabella says: If it is OK to waste water in this way then the Sock is buying an outdoor jacuzzi!
Forest2 has been talked about elsewhere and the Sock has no memory of seeing Somnium Argentum so perhaps she fell asleep.
This next one wasn't conceptual but should have been...
Pulsations: The main purpose of this garden is to demonstrate the possiblities of digital tools and new manufacturing techniques applied to a 21st century urban plot.
Arabella says: Hideous by any standards.
This brings us to the last one
Ecstasy in a Very Black Box is a visual representation of bipolar disorder.
The Sock didn't read the blurb until after viewing the Black box which was curiously fascinating but seemed totally misplaced at a gardening show. Later, on reading the idea behind it the Sock felt that it was indeed a powerful representation of the condition and has stuck in her mind more than anything else at the show.
The Sock is intending to submit her own idea for a conceptual garden to next year's Hampton Court Show.