The End of Day Walk

A walk around the garden, with camera in hand, is an excellent way to see and appreciate the plants which grow there. Oftentimes we can be so busy that we don't take time to relax and simply enjoy what is growing well or in flower on any particular day. This is something I do at … Continue reading The End of Day Walk

The Architect’s Garden

It is good, on occasion, to visit a garden which veers towards one extreme of the design continuum – at one end of that balance between structure and planting. All our gardens will have some level of design, organisation or layout – from rigid formality to flowing naturalistism - and will have planting to some … Continue reading The Architect’s Garden

The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens.

This was the most interesting, enjoyable and informative book I’ve read in ages!   At its very simplest, this book acts as a guide to 100 of the most significant gardens of the world with insights into their backgrounds, their cultural influences and place within the history of landscape design. However, the selection is arranged … Continue reading The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens.