‘Life on Mars’ garden wins Chelsea The Daily Telegraph

In the year that BBC One’s 1970s era police show proved such a ratings hit it was perhaps appropriate that an entry nicknamed the “Life on Mars Garden” should win the Chelsea Flower Show. But the Chelsea judges still caused something of a stir when they favoured Sarah Eberle’s garden for an astronaut on Mars over Ulf Nordfjell’s near perfect celebration of the tercentenary of the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus.
Yet the judges, all professional designers themselves, clearly thought Miss Eberle’s garden was out of this world.
Miss Eberle said she was “overwhelmed” to win her first best in show at Chelsea for “600 days with Bradstone,” the Martian garden that has taken her eight years to research and build, with the help of the European Space Agency.