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TV's May models Plasticine garden

James May's Plasticine garden
The garden will feature in a new BBC2 series looking at toys

Top Gear presenter James May has built a garden at the Chelsea Flower Show from Plasticine for a new BBC2 series on some of Britain's best-loved toys.

Mr May, from Bristol, created the sculpted art installation after being inspired by "a mystical secret garden from the dreamscape of childhood".

"It's high time the full expressive breath of this modelling medium was revealed," he said.

Paradise Garden is believed to be the largest Plasticine model ever created.

The new series, called Mr May's Toy Stories, will also see James build a Lego house and a 30ft (9m) Meccano bridge.



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