PATERNITY DNA SUITE
The analysis of DNA banding patterns for the determination of paternity (DNA profiling) was used as inspiration for this garden. A minimalist approach featuring 'bands' of planting interspersed with narrow bands of green astroturf. One band is very different - a small canal - representing the Inclusion Band. The Bridge over Troubled Water crosses this canal and a raised decking bench, the Court Bench for viewing the Evidence overlooks the entire garden. Even the planting is symbolic - a red apple tree is inscribed Forbidden Fruit and red roses, the flower of passion and love, are mass planted in one of the bands.
The garden was designed in a response to a request from a TV production company.