The Marigold Alliance Garden

Marigold Alliance Garden

By Stephen Laws and Paul Conneally


Health and Efficiency

An open relationship between the functional edible and ornamental.

The garden explores ideas around pornography and society in a time when gentlemen’s clubs and lap dancing bars have become acceptable additions to the UK high street and danger stranger bywords for the legitimate dismantlement of community cross-generational interaction.

The garden was planted by Laws and Conneally with the help of small children.


Planting Plan:

Trailing beans, strawberries, fennel, purple sage, thyme, poppies, oregano, sunflowers, lavender and day lillies.

The Marigold Alliance Garden was made as part  Beneath The Pavement A Garden with artists Amy Franceschini + Myriel Milicevic Commissioned by Radar at Loughborough University


The marigold Alliance Garden was to have no marigolds and the runner beans were planned to trail and go where ever they would ie not controlled with canes. When I revisited the garden I found that the community looking after it have planted some marigolds and caned the beans. It’s all good.


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