When looking for new ideas on how to bring a new feel to a green space, gardeners can turn to almost anything for inspiration.
Indeed, Tomaz Bavdez's Humko Garden – which featured at the Chelsea Flower Show – was based on cult novelist William Burroughs's book The Soft Machine. Mr Bavdez took the idea of the title as a metaphor for the human body and turned it into an ecosystem.
Some of the entries to the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society are similarly ambitious.
For instance, Tony Smith's Chaos garden is inspired by the ideas surrounding chaos theory, as well as the possibility of intelligent design and fate.
The space is so precisely structured that it would appear to be anything but chaotic.
However, on closer inspection, certain aspects of the green space reveal themselves to be highly disorganised. This includes elements such as the pattern of duckweed and the texture of blocks.