Man transforms back garden into rain forest

Bringing a little bit of the tropical to Leeds

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A green fingered jungle fanatic has spent £15,000 over the last 20 years to transform the back garden of his detached house into an incredible hidden rain forest.

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Nick Wilson, 61, was inspired to transform his garden in Leeds after falling in love with big plants during family holidays to Cornwall in the 1990s.

He started the jungle makeover in 1998 and opened the hidden paradise to visitors six years ago.

Speaking about his impressive project, Nick said: "It took 20 years to put it all together. There are so many big ferns, bamboos and big leaf plants down there." See more in the video above.