Wormhole garden at Hampton Court Flower Show

by Wormhole in 5 Bay Terrace

We did it
On 17th June 2016 we successfully raised £1,125 with 9 supporters in 28 days

Constructing a conceptual garden at Hampton Court Flower Show 2016, a depiction of time and space in garden form!

by Wormhole in 5 Bay Terrace

Constructing a conceptual garden at Hampton Court Flower Show 2016, a depiction of time and space in garden form! We intend to create a 4.3 metre turf pyramid capped with a steel apex and housing holes that run through the core of the structure. These holes hint at an alternative reality as you look through. The pyramid is set within a black pond and the pond is encircled by the fiery planting and translucent coloured glass. These depict a dying star collapsing to form a black hole. 


£20,000 to build a garden?

On the scale that we are building our material costs are the biggest outlay. The planting and the glass mulch require over half the budget. This is our primary concern. We have ways in which we can scale back but this will compromise the overall look and we are reticent to do this. 

We would very much like to be able to pay those that have committed themselves to working on the garden. Last year it was John and myself and a few days of others time. This year we are going to need more than two people.

we have set up a facebook page that blogs our progress, the history and our thinking behind the garden.

Last year there was a lot of interest from people wanting the garden but finally we decided to give the bare bones of the design away to a community project in Bexhill. We spent six months working with them to transform a dumping ground into their garden of dreams. 

This year there is a possibility that the garden will be bought. But based on last years experience we are not holding our breath.

Visit Wormhole garden on fb to gain the i depth story of our journey so far.




This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

All who pledge are offered the chance to keep up to date on our progress through the facebook page Wormhole garden and a thank you through this site.

£25 or more

3 of 10 claimed

£25 Reward

The pledge £10 reward plus 1 show ticket to be offered to the first 10 people drawn from everyone who donates £25 or above.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A chance to visit John Humphreys' studio to see his work, experience the alien from alien autopsy in person, see the garden that inspired Equilibrium. An open invite to all who pledge £50 and over.

£100 or more

2 of 6 claimed

£100 Reward

A chance to come and help on the garden during the planting stage. A requirement of steel toed boots.

£250 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£250 Reward

the pledge £10, £25 and £50 reward together with an rhs medal winning plaque of the medal that we win (last years shown on wormhole garden facebook page( not the gold medal I hasten to add))

£500 or more

£500 Reward

A garden consultation, measure up, a scale line sketch plan and planting suggestions together with a breakdown of costs.

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£1,000 Reward

The largest backer is offered 2 press day passes to visit the show on one of the buzz days of the show where the bbc does most of its filming and a number of celebrities visit the show.

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