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WHO?:                       JAMES HITCHMOUGH WHY?                        Because he brings botanical observation from plant communities in  wild places into experimental and successful planting mixes in UK.  This defeats the drear in public spaces:  take the planting…

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WHO?        Antony Gormley WHY?        For his exploration of the space that a body occupies.

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WHO?    Martha Schwartz WHY?    Transforming urban spaces and attitudes to them. Look out for  Massar Children’s Discovery Centre, Damascus opening 2012.

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WHO?          Carol Klein WHY?          Artist and plantswoman extraordinaire.

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WHO?          ANTONY GORMLEY WHY?          Because his installation at White Cube, Mason’s Yard was the coolest thing I saw last month.

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WHO?       THIERRY HUAU WHY?        This man is behind the rebuilding of Beirut.

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WHO?    BETH CHATTO WHY?     As Vidal Sassoon was to hairdos so Beth Chatto is to the garden.

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WHO?    Richard Mabey WHY?  Because he has championed our native flora and fauna.  He writes beauttifully and makes me feel shivery with excitement about our British natural history.

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WHO?  Dan Pearson WHY?  Because he is articulate, a  top notch plantsman and  good looking too.  He walks quietly through the landscape and takes what he sees in nature as the inspiration for his garden making.