“The Redshift” won a silver medal at the RHS Malvern show 2019.
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- Information boards from the show
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- Plant list
This garden celebrates how telescopes have helped us develop an understanding of our universe.
Early in the last century, astronomers decided to look at the movement of galaxies. If a galaxy is moving towards you, it appears more blue than it should. If a galaxy is moving away from you, it appears more red than it should.
Nearly all observed galaxies appeared more red – they were all moving away from us. Everything is moving away from everything else as the universe itself is expanding. This is called the Redshift and is proof of the Big Bang.
The design features a space to sit (representing ‘Earth’) with sculptures representing ground and space telescopes. Looking out into the garden from this position, the planting will move from yellows through orange towards reds, representing the Red Shift. This will be interspersed with swathes of dark plants to represent dark matter.
- What is dark matter and dark energy? (NASA)
- Introduction to dark matter (CERN)
- Top 10 discoveries with ESO telescopes
Literature from the show
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The garden was built by Jack Drewe Landscaping and Maintenance.
|Anemone Multifida var. Magellanica|
|Aquilegia Black Barlow|
|Geum ‘Lemon Drops’|
|Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’|
|Geum `Lady Stratheden’|
|Geum `Scarlet Tempest’|
|Geum Cocktail Series ‘Banana Daiquiri’|
|Geum Mrs Bradshaw|
|Heuchera `Plum Pudding’|
|Iris ‘ Carnival Time’|
|Iris ‘ Quechee’|
|Iris ‘Langport Wren’|
|Iris ‘Pirates Quest’|
|Ophiopogon Plan. `Nigrescens’|
|Salvia Nemorosa ‘Caradonna’|
|Stipa Tenuissima ‘Ponytails’|