Gallery: Gigantic Grassy Lawn Lounges Sprout Throughout England!

 
What are you doing this summer? The National Trust of Great Britain says that the average English family is spending 43 hours each week at home on their sofa. Rather than scolding the population for such appalling behavior, the Trust is asking everyone to try out one of their freshly planted outdoor "living rooms". They have built ten wonderful oversized sofas and have placed them all over the UK to coax ‘wasters’ into getting out into the fresh air and sunshine this summer. Tea and biscuits in the greens anyone?

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  1. Ray Morneau December 8, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Mind bending! Thanks!!

    I would be very interested in how this is accomplished.

    Niche horticulture? Special training? Specialized techniques?

    Grows so fast – particular species of grass? engineered irrigation? pest control needed to suppress weeds and/or fungi like pythium or other water molds? maintenance, obviously, requires a grounds crew with a mower!

    Kudos to your ingenuity there! Hats off to your National Trust!!!

  2. urban sherp September 1, 2010 at 9:31 am

    And something so comical about seeing adults on oversized furniture. Puts a smile on my face. MIT recently hosted a Furniture Society conference featuring a great outdoor furniture exhibit with oversized hay bale couches:
    http://www.urbansherp.com/relax-at-the-furniture-societys-furniture-exhibit-at-mit

  3. davidwayneosedach July 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Those green giant lawn chairs and sofas are brilliant. And beautiful!

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