artpost: the green cathedral

The nave of York Minster has been sown with 1,500 square meters of grass lawn.

“The purpose for the so-called “living carpet” is the York Minster Rose Dinner, to be held Friday night on the royally frivolous occasion of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Over 900 guests are expected to wine and dine on the lawn, which, does, in fact, require maintenance (see the lawnmower). The “carpet” was grown in recycled felt then installed in successive layers”