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Money Growing On Trees At Chelsea Flower Show

by | 22nd, May 2007

moneytree.gifTHE housing market may well be showing signs of cooling, but when it comes to gardens the price of that little piece of outdoor heaven continues to go through the roof.

At this year’s Chelsea flower show, a two-storey timber children’s den with central heating, double glazing and a balcony is going for £35,000; conservatories worth £100,000 are also on show.

According to Phillipa Jones, who sells African art for upmarket gardens, “People are getting fed up with just doing the house up, so they are saying ‘let’s decorate the gardens’, and sculptures are now a large part of that.”

The Royal Horticultural Society will also show you how to spend £300,000 on a garden makeover.

About a quarter of the price of Alan Titchmarsh’s appearance fee at the event.

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