Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Nothing embodies the English more than a bit of eccentric dottiness, so we’ll begin with a jaunt around some unusual garden embellishments, with some original takes on decor and design and a sprinkling of bonkers. We have to remember who started it off; it was the Brits with a proliferation of Follies. Useless but great fun. Of course, if you really go for it, you could end up being a tourist attraction in your own right, just like The Lost Gardens Of Heligan in Cornwall which is host to such delights as this:

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Or if Topiary is your thing, why not go in for stampeding hedges?

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We rather like this Balinese style odyssey but love that it’s smack in the middle of London. There’s another elephant. Exotica!

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Elephants seem to be the thing to go for if you want a smidge of quirk. Source

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Anything will be enhanced by a Tiki god spewing forth water. Find it here

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They could have at least put it on the grass. Can sheep do steps? Credit

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Belligerent looking Green Man enter stage left. We hope that’s birdseed he’s carrying. Source

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It appears that Baron Von Munchausen presides here.

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Pink elephants on parade. As you do. Source

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