A GARDEN with hedges and borders containing more than 16 tonnes of hand-shredded pornography has won a gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show.
The Television X Spank Mag garden, designed by Diarmuid Gavin, seems at first sight to be alive with blossom on every tree, shrub and perennial.
But when visitors step in, they soon realise the vivid colours come from more than 300,000 pornographic magazines shredded by volunteers from local comprehensives.
Gavin said: “We wanted to pay tribute to the bucolic woodland scene that, thanks to the advent of digital media, is sadly becoming a thing of the past.
“Once it was impossible to go for a stroll in the English countryside without seeing fragments of breasts and polyester underwear cheekily winking from every hedgerow.
“We’ve recreated that here with a blizzard of Asian Babes, Readers’ Wives and Big Ones, overwhelming the senses with a kaleidoscope of old-fashioned filth.”
Visitors are allowed to take home as much of the tattered porn as they please, with the Duke of Edinburgh reportedly filling a bin bag to decorate the gardens at Windsor Castle.
It lost out on Best Show Garden to Monty Don’s Flytipper’s Dream, a recreation of a traditional layby complete with burnt-out mattresses, sacks of rubble and shattered computer monitors.