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Iggy Pop supports flower garden
Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop's Lust for Life featured n the 1996 film Trainspotting
Rock star Iggy Pop is backing a charity garden at the Chelsea Flower Show which has been named after his hit song Lust for Life.

The garden, created by The Children's Society, will be displayed from 22 May.

"Lust for Life is full of optimism as young people should be, but too many aren't," said Pop.

The charity's Richard Johnson said: "Punk and petunias don't normally mix, but our garden inspired by Iggy Pop is bringing rock 'n' roll to Chelsea."

'Inspired'

The 60-year-old, who is known for his wild stage antics, has taken a keen interest in plans for the garden.

"I'm honoured that The Children's Society's garden is inspired by my music and wholeheartedly support the work that they do - they rock," he said.

The focal point of the garden is an arc of water, which will be programmed to the beat of the Lust for Life single.

There will also be three "dream bubbles", which were inspired by Roald Dahl's The BFG.


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