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An English Garden & How to Make a Bomb

Publication design for artist Gabriella Hirst. Each copy of An English Garden comes with the pamphlet How to Make a Bomb. The publications chart the various attempts by Hirst to produce new specimens of the Atom Bomb rose through grafting and cuttings.

An English Garden speculates upon possible links between the British Imperial programme of ‘gardening the world’, the enduring impact of nuclear colonialism, and the political symbolism of plants, focussing namely on the cultivated rose plant as a highly manipulated ornamental species weighed down by powerful and contradictory meaning. 

Project by Gabriella Hirst and Warren Harper
Published by The Old Waterworks
Dimensions 148 x 210mm & 200 x 250 mm