February 2013



Gardens in History by Louise Wickham reviewed by Tristan Gregory

February 21, 2013

The full title of the book under review here is “Gardens in History, a political perspective” and it reminds us once again that gardens have always been for more than gardening. Thanks to Tristan for this excellent review. Anne Wareham, editor Gardens in History is a book written to emphasise the importance of gardens as […]

Orchids at Kew – could it be more exciting? by Susanne Masters

February 12, 2013

We see magnificent plant displays regularly, at Chelsea and other RHS shows. We do ‘oo’ and ‘ah’ as expected, the plants are always amazing. But could there be a different dimension to these displays? Kew is doing an orchid show until the 3rd of March. Susanne Masters visited – and wondered whether Kew could make […]



Sezincote – of elephants and water by Alison Levey

February 7, 2013

The name Sezincote has acquired a kind of magic for its associations: Brighton Pavilion, India, the Raj… Does the garden live up to this magic? Alison Levey visits for thinkingardens (and herself) and, as ever, offers an astute opinion… Anne Wareham, editor Alison Levey: I, like many gardeners I am sure, have three lists for visiting gardens: […]