Welcome to thinkinGardens

“By nature, artists should challenge. When they call you difficult, it is a reflection of the imbalance of power.” Michelle Shocked. 

Welcome to our website

There’s nothing else in the garden media world like thinkingardens. You’ll find a collection of challenging, entertaining and exciting garden writing, all contributed for free by some of our very best garden writers. Where else could you find garden writing as good (and honest) as this?

Dahlia at Veddw Copyright Charles Hawes_MG_8914 S


There will be a Great Thinkingardens Supper in the West Country in September. Be there!

Latest Piece:

Do we need Garden Experts? by Anne Wareham

Previous piece:

‘Meet the Laidees’ a review by Katherine Crouch of “First ladies of Gardening” by Heidi Howcroft, photographed by Marianne Majerus 


Cotinus and Alstroemeria at  Veddw, copyright Anne Wareham SAM_2233

Last pieces:

Well loved – or totally forgotten? Russell Page Exhibition at The Garden Museum reviewed by Francois Gordon.

The Cost of a Garden by Tristam Gregory


Shameless plug – “Outwitting Squirrels” by Anne Wareham is now available with your baked beans at Sainsbury’s, or from Amazon – OR you can get signed copies at the Veddw .

Anne Wareham, editor

Mid June Veddw Copyright Anne Wareham 131 tg

One of Tim Richardson’s ‘most influential gardeners’,  Wow.

If you like the pieces on thinkingardens, you may enjoy my blog posts on Veddw.

(And  – small ad. –  The Bad Tempered Gardener is now on Kindle and Outwitting Squirrels is here.)

Clematis flower Early May Veddw Copyright Anne Wareham 040 M

You can also read the vast range of garden pieces by browsing through the reviews and articles, or the index – see top bar.  You might like to see the contributors  or  reviews of gardens (here and here ).

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“I see my brief as a critic primarily as a purveyor of information, a sort of animated signpost, attempting to point out something that readers should judge for themselves. I hope my enthusiasm or censure will inspire others to look and think independently.” Andrew Lambirth in the Spectator

May, early 2014 Veddw Copyright Anne Wareham 024 m

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Campanula and Inula at Veddw Copyright Charles Hawes _MG_9508


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