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Tony Smith

Tony Smith Artist and Garden Designer

  • Date Joined: 13 Mar 2009

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  • Extra Mile

    Tony Smith on 31 Mar 2009 at 12:45 PM

    If you see humanity as a broad spectrum, with malevolent monsters (can’t think of any off hand!) at one extreme and saint like figures at the other, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Sir Bob spring to mind, then what we deal with every day are the many shades of grey in between.



  • Cordyline Crazy

    Tony Smith on 26 Mar 2009 at 04:19 PM

    It seemed like a good idea at the time … a phrase I find myself using with increasing regularity since taking on the task of designing three show gardens for Quilted Velvet. Chelsea alone would be a challenge but to take on Hampton Court and Tatton Park is bordering on the insane.

    That said, after exhibiting a small self-funded art installation at Chelsea last year and bearing in mind the state of the economy, it’s fantastic to have a sponsor at all - let alone for three shows and with the amount of artistic freedom Quilted Velvet have given me. I have every reason to thank my lucky stars and not moan on too much about all the hard work and stress that a show garden demands.