I designed my garden with a broad central path specifically to allow the public to walk along it, so they could get up close to the plants and, especially, up close to Alan Ward’s magnificent statue of an angel. I also wanted the public to be able to look closely at the stained glass windows, to see Frank Taylor’s name engraved there and to be able to compare the figure of an angel in the glass with the angel carved by Alan ward. I even arranged for a dozen pairs of slippers to be placed at the entrance point, so that no harm would come to the white marble chippings which made up the path. Unfortunately the crowds were so huge that the organisors were forced to exclude the public from all the gardens. One dozen slippers would have been pitifully inadequate for all those feet.
Now that I’m back in England I’ve been able to download the video which I took on my Flip camera of Alan Ward describing how he made his lovely angel.