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Liquorice Park's Secret Garden - Recycling In Urban Art
Urban Art and Recycling
Liquorice Park - how how one man put his dream of urban art into reality - is a tribute from friends who have known him for years, respect and appreciate his work and feel he deserves credit. Welcome to the Secret Garden created in Liquorice Park by Richard Bett, Lincoln based sculptor, jewellery designer and musician. Thank you for being the special person you are and not being discouraged by critics.
Liquorice Park Credits....
Thank you to Richard's helpers!
I hope to add to these over time. Work progresses every week in Liquorice Park. When you browse the slides you will see they have credits to people who have helped Richard with this project. On his behalf I would like to say a special thank you to Phil Robinson, Robert Clark, Tim & Chrissie Plant, Dave Kitchen, Jamie Hawker and Andy Tomlinson for all you have done.
No order of preference. We love you all!
Photos from the Secret Garden - From the Grotto in Liquorice ParkClick thumbnail to view full-size
Urban Art and Recycling - Recycling and producing art! - Sculpture using natural and recycled materials
From the beginning, it was Richard's dream to use recycled materials in the landscaping and sculptures of Liquorice Park. He has incorporated old tyres into the steps and the features and used old style topiary on a large scale to form interesting tree animals in the park. He read up on many of the ideas presented in the books that follow. These show how there is a use for everything! One man's rubbish is another man's treasure trove!
A Secret Garden - Tribute to Richard Bett - Here is my offering, with thanks! I hope others will find it inspiring!
The video uses images displayed here as stills.
The music is "Jerusalem" by Parry. I arranged this myself as I wanted it to build from a simple cornet solo into a full and sonorous brass band piece that would reflect how we could indeed build Jerusalem among the "dark satanic mills" the power stations suggest if only we had drive and imagination!
Locals enjoy the Secret Garden - ...to be added to as and when new work is completed...Click thumbnail to view full-size
Topiary Bargains for your garden - Topiary made easy
These miniature topiary frames make small projects easy. Richard's topiary on the other hand is entirely hand made, giant sized, and has no frame! Wow!
What's New About The Secret Garden?
What is Richard up to in the potting shed?
Spring promises to be worth a visit, video camera in hand. Richard has fully recovered from breaking his leg and has big plans with his topiary as well as the grotto. Presently he is working on a fish and a mouse. The cat is looking better and better and people visit the park just to take photos of the giant topiary cat and dog sculptures. Natural topiary on this scale requires tremendous patience and an eye for form. We are very proud of our friend!
Topiary Forms - Topiary Forms for Animal Sculpture
Liquorice Park - The Visitors
Open day arrives at Liquorice Park and visitors come from "Green Spaces" to see the work done here by various groups, including Richard and his friends. This video shows some of the Green Spaces visit, including a surprise guest appearance of the Green Man.... I hope you enjoy the music as I wrote it!
Topiary and Gardening - How to Make Topiary Animals
Not on the same scale as Richard's animals, but these kits make it easy for anyone to do!
The Secret Garden - Children's Classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Didn't we all want to be part of this as children? A children's classic that gets right to the heart of what children often dream of - a place they can be completely themself - nothing changes....
The Secret Garden And Other Adventures
Whether you need to check out other versions of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic, or look for other items entirely, feel free to use our search!
Proof that fans enjoy the benches Richard has constructed....Click thumbnail to view full-size
Some Relaxing Celtic Music to soothe you....
And while you relax on Richard's concrete sofa, what could be nicer than a little relaxing Celtic Music - a common enough sound on Alexandra Terrace near Liquorice Park, Lincoln's Secret Garden halfway up the hill.
© 2009 Lisa Marie Gabriel