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Metallica fan and garden designer Arek Luc has had his garden design, named after a Metallica song, accepted for the Hampton Court Flower Show
Metallica fan and garden designer Arek Luc has had his garden design, named after a Metallica song, accepted for the Hampton Court Flower Show

A gardener whose design has been accepted for this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show is hoping to win sponsorship for the project.

Arek Luc, 37, already has backing from a number of sponsors but needs to find more before the event in July.

His garden, I Disappeared, takes its name from a Metallica song and will be one of a number of conceptual gardens at the show. His design will highlight the number of allotment and growing spaces being taken up by development.

Arek, of Whitworth Avenue, Corby, said: “The fruit and vegetable garden will be seen disappearing under a developed area. A seated human will be breathing in the purified air created through plant photosynthesis.

“The themes emphasise how by producing our own crops, we can be self-supporting, besides contributing to purifying the atmosphere and drawing attention to the continued loss of allotment land for building.”

Arek, who works as a transport clerk for Morrisons in Thrapston, has already won sponsorship from Urban Roof Gardens, Eden Landscape Projects, Tandee Nursery and Podington Garden Centre.

He said: “This is my hobby and my dream. I am a drummer and took up gardening when I stopped playing. I visited gardens all over the country and loved their beauty.”

He has completed several Royal Horticultural Society courses and is now studying garden design with KLC School of Design, London.

To sponsor Arek email him on lucarek@wp.pl.