November 2012



I need your help.

November 30, 2012

Next summer I intend to hold a competition for the best garden review written and submitted during the spring/summer season 2013. It should be orientated to addressing those aspects of a garden which will appeal to and be exciting to a non gardening audience. I have an embryo and excellent judging panel and a sponsor – but […]

What are Gardens For? by Rory Stuart reviewed by Bridget Rosewell

November 22, 2012

Here is a second second review of this book, in this case by Bridget Rosewell OBE.   What are Gardens for? Visiting, Experiencing and Thinking about Gardens Rory Stuart, Frances Lincoln, 2012 Bridget Rosewell: Don’t expect an answer to the question of the title, because if you do you won’t enjoy this book.  Instead focus on […]



What are Gardens for? by Rory Stuart, reviewed by Sheppard Craige

November 22, 2012

You may well wonder why we have two reviews of Rory Stuart’s new book for thinkingardens. Well, I was given one when I had already commissioned the other. It’s not the first time thinkingardens has offered more than one perspective, and it won’t be the last. And, as you will see, Rory himself has written […]

Gold at the Olympic Park by Bridget Rosewell

November 16, 2012

Meadows now cover a multitude of sins – or at least, the term ‘meadow’ does. All part of the ‘naturalistic’ trend (see Michael King’s post and Sarah Price telling you how to do it at home here) Bridget Rosewell takes a look here at whether meadow is a term which makes sense in the context of the […]



The National Gardens Scheme and Veddw

November 2, 2012

  I think by now many readers of thinkingardens will know that our garden, Veddw, was thrown out of the UK National Gardens Scheme. But I think it’s worth mentioning here for the sake of those who haven’t. For those unfamiliar with the scheme it is an organisation which opens  gardens for charity in the UK, […]