October 2010



Chelsea 2010 – Do Chelsea gardens benefit from having “themes”? by Anne Wareham

October 28, 2010

Anne Wareham, editor: I got an email from Graham Rice, responding to my interest in theming (ie. making gardens based on a theme) at Chelsea: “Just been watching the video of Chelsea on the Guardian’s website… And my question is this: Why do all these gardens have to be metaphors for something else? Why can’t gardens simply […]

A Letter from America by Suzanne Albinson

October 25, 2010

I went to 24 gardens.
Some of the gardens were A gardens, some Fs. ……. my three favourites were……



Tim Richardson challenges ‘real gardeners’ over garden design

October 18, 2010

“The anti-design agenda of some parts of the horticultural world is in part based on a shires-gentry brand of anti-intellectualism which sees design, and talk of design, as essentially vulgar.The country-garden conceit is that you just throw it all together and then, as a result of genetics or feudalism or something, it happens to look good…”

Otherworldly Gardens by Mary Keen

October 11, 2010

“The question to ask is, ‘what is here that is true, that is underneath the superficial things? What is here that matters?”



Hampton Court Show 2010 reviewed by Stephen Anderton

October 4, 2010

“the question crying out to be asked is what does conceptual mean?”