Garden Art: Standing Stones

When Scottish comedian (and master of profanity)  Billy Connolly commissioned Martin Cook to make a standing stone for his garden, it read  “There Is No Such Thing As Normal”

martin Cook standing stones

There is a great tradition of standings stones in the UK and many of the prehistoric versions (Stonehenge being amongst the most famous) that still stand today are attributed to the Beaker culture.

Martin Cook makes contemporary versions of standing stones using verse and lyrics, which has me thinking, what words would I put on a standing stone in my garden??….

What lyrical message would you put on a standing stone in your garden?


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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

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