The analysis of DNA banding patterns for the determination of paternity
(DNA profiling) was used as an idea for this garden. A minimalist
approach featuring ‘bands’ of planting interspersed with narrow bands of
green astroturf. One band is very different – a small canal-
representing the Inclusion Band. The Bridge over Troubled Water crosses
this canal and a raised decking bench, the Court Bench for Viewing the
Evidence overlooks the entire garden. Even the planting is symbolic – a
red apple tree is inscribed Forbidden Fruit and red roses, the flower of
passion and love, are mass planted in one of the bands.
The Garden was designed in a response to a request from a TV production company.