London - Once all you needed to build a treehouse was a few planks of wood and a sturdy branch.
Only in a child’s dreams would it end up as elaborate as this – a two-storey treetop wonderland with a 40ft (about 12m) slide winding, Narnia-like, out of the back of a wardrobe.
Of course, you’d expect nothing less at Chelsea Flower Show, which offered VIPs a preview and is expected to welcome at least 150 000 visitors this year.
The treehouse, made mostly of cedar and oak, comes with a spiral staircase and underfloor heating – and costs between £150 000 and £200 000 (about R2.5m and R3.4m).
Because it weighs five tonnes, the structure cannot be supported by a tree alone and must be screwed into the ground.