Artist Simon Periton has worked with the gardens team at Waddesdon Manor to create an installation in sculptural three dimensional carpet bedding called Resistance is Fertile.
The result is a giant ball positioned as if bouncing down the Parterre on the South Front of the manor, while a scalpel cuts a brutal, jagged line through the perfect, symmetrical bed.
It is a continuation of the tradition of three dimensional bedding at Waddesdon, begun by Alice de Rothschild in the late 19th century.
Almost 14,000 plants were used to create Anarchy Ball and Scalpel.
The designs will be on display for visitors to enjoy from now until October.
The gardens are open to the public from 10am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday each week. Adults £8, children £4, family £20.