August 2009



Poundbury comes to Hanham Court

August 30, 2009
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“Hanham Court gardens are our horticultural equivalent of Poundbury, indulging the endless British pleasure in nostalgia.”

Coton Manor Garden reviewed by Anne Wareham

August 20, 2009
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“…the finest garden in the East Midlands” – Good Gardens Guide
“…This garden is the horticultural equivalent of a Vettriano picture. If you think those are lovely you may well think Coton Manor garden is too. Nice teas.”



The Garden and the Brain

August 5, 2009

by Jenny Woods.
“It is this reaction that Amanda Patton is trying to manipulate when she is designing the ‘feel-bad’ gardens she discusses in her article…”

Garden design in Japan and China

August 5, 2009

by Yue Zhuang.
“The Japanese have an extraordinary tradition of studying and assimilating the good from other cultures…”



An Art Project in Deal

August 5, 2009
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by Christine Finn.
“Leave-Home-Stay began as a whole house excavation, conducted when I returned to the home I had known for 35 years after the deaths of both of my parents…..”

Ursula Buchan on Aspects of Garden Design

August 4, 2009

Cutting edge is what most people do with a pair of grass shears, not a design aspiration.
“Sure, everyone enjoys the show gardens at Chelsea Flower Show every year, but few people, it would appear, have the faintest desire to emulate what they see….”