Shit Gardens – a Coffee Table Book

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Shit Gardens – a Coffee Table Book

Wednesday May 16, 2018 Written by Smith

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The "ugly-insta" aesthetic just got a whole lot uglier. James Hull and Bede Brennan, the friends behind the hilarious Instagram account @shitgardens, are about to release a coffee table book dedicated to horticulturally challenged yards and gardens from around the world. Think: aspirational topiary displays, fascinating water features, and AstroTurf gone awry. It's called quite simply 'Shit Gardens' and it's dubbed as "the latest in hideous hedges, grotesque greenery and beastly backyards". 

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The story goes, Hull and Brennan moved to Melbourne from their home-town of Bellingen and were struck by the number of ghastly gardens crying out to be documented. After a string of gallery exhibitions and public displays, they pooled their squids and "scoured the suburbs in a burnt-out Camry" to produce the coffee-table book. It's getting launched on Saturday, May 26 at 6pm at Melbourne's Brunswick Street Book Store. Visit the Facebook event if you're in town and up for coming along. 

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