When I was a child growing up in the south east of England, we’d be taken once a year to see ‘the illuminations’ at Southend-On-Sea. To give you a feel for the scope and majesty on offer, I present you with this example of splendor below.
And that was about it. To our eyes it was marvelous which gives you an idea of the paucity of entertainment of the era. It’s fair to say that attractions have come a long way since then, and in general, landscaping has a deal more imagination. I’ve been collecting samples of the eccentric, marvelous, delightful and purely bonkers so I hope they make you smile as much as they do me.
Beautiful topiary, for no other purpose than to brighten a day. Job done!