Shell Grotto at Margate (UK) In 1835 Mr James Newlove lowered his young son Joshua into a hole in the ground that had appeared during the digging of a duck pond. Joshua emerged describing tunnels covered with shells. He had discovered the Shell Grotto;
"Simon and his father-in-law built this hobbit house in just four months. Read more: Extraordinary Off-Grid Hobbit Home in Wales Only Cost three thousand pounds to Build Simondale Hobbit House – Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World
The planter is basically a small raised bed. my version: a series of small mosaic beds in the side yard, separated with thyme, large urns full of cascading plants, & handmade hexagonal stepping stones.