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Last chance to see James May’s Plasticine Garden at The Octagon Shopping Centre

Wednesday March 13

Wednesday 20th March will be the last opportunity for shoppers to see the fantastic Plasticine Garden designed by TV presenter James May before it is rehomed in Wolverhampton.

The Plasticine Garden which was created by around 2,000 volunteers has been based at The Octagon Shopping Centre for more than year and has proved very popular with all ages.

It boasts a fountain, flower beds, a squirrel and even a vegetable patch- complete with runner beans and pumpkins. There is even a bust of William Harbutt, art teacher and inventor of Plasticine in 1897.

The garden was made in 2009 and won the People’s Choice Award at The Chelsea Flower Show that same year.

Peter Hardingham, DTZ Centre Manager of The Octagon Shopping Centre commented: “It has been an absolute pleasure hosting the Plasticine Garden, it has drawn many people’s attention and I often see people looking at it smiling.

“I don’t think it matters what age you are, the smell of Plasticine has a wonderful childhood memory attached to it and I think the creativity needed to have produced such a fascinating piece is inspirational.”