Diarmuid Gavin the brains behind the garden excels at the unconventional. In 2011, he designed a garden which he suspended 82 ft in the air! In 2012, he recreated Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree, see previous post here. This year he pays homage to English cartoonist William Heath Robinson. “I like to have a bit of fun and try something new,” he explains.
Heath Robinson best known for his cartoons of fantastically complicated machines died in 1944, but his madcap inventions have never been forgotten. To describe something as Heath Robinson is to portray something complicated in a funny way which is not particularly practical. The British Eccentrics Garden may not be practical, but it is certainly funny.
Imagine your surprise if you found yourself walking through this garden;
I agree with Diarmuid this garden sums up everything that is wonderful about Britain. You don’t have to be mad to live here, but it certainly helps! This is British eccentricity at its very best.
William Heath Robinson pictured at his desk in 1929 via