To celebrate the release of Yesterday, Universal Pictures Ireland has commissioned gardener Elma Fenton to create a garden that meditates on the reflective power of nature and music.

Visitors are invited to reflect on their own ‘what ifs…’ as they take a moment on the loveseat that is situated within a submarine yellow heart. The musical theme is carried throughout the garden with birch trees – often used in the making of musical instruments – surrounding the submarine. In the background, visitors can hear the sound of 97 BPM (beats per minute), the tempo of Yesterday, the world’s most recorded song.

Yesterday is the new comedy from director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Richard Curtis.


Elma Fenton is a renowned Irish ecological landscape architect and garden designer. She combines practicality with creative flair, producing spaces that surprise and enchant.

An award-winning designer, she has received numerous accolades including a Gold Medal in Bloom 2007 for her Harmony with Nature Garden and a Silver Medal in the 2005 Chelsea Flower Show for her Moate and Castle Garden.

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