March 2013

Monty Don’s French Gardens – a review by Darryl Moore

March 26, 2013

Thinkingardens has been rather over Montyied recently, but we rarely get a serious television programme about gardens, so a review of BBC 2’s series on French Gardens is essential. Apologies for the limited range of pictures. Charles prefers Italian gardens. The programme is not currently available but will no doubt be rebroadcast and become available […]

Your Views about Views? by Susan Cohan

March 19, 2013

There has been discussion in the British press recently, I believe, about whether we should specifically protect important views, before they are all covered by wind power stations. Views, as borrowed landscape, are vital to many gardens.  However – when we can’t even protect AONBs (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), or the view from Highgrove, […]

Three Actors by Tristan Gregory

March 11, 2013

Speaks for itself, this article. It comes with a great addition: a piece of original artwork by Paul Steer, created especially to accompany this piece. Thank you to both contributors – and anyone/thing else involved…. Anne Wareham, editor Tristan Gregory: I was cutting away at some Hawthorn trees one Saturday morning in an attempt to […]

What do we want the garden media for? by Monty Don and Anne Wareham

March 5, 2013

A few weeks ago Matthew Appleby published a piece here about the use of celebrities in the media. It produced a great deal of comment, which you can see here, together with the original piece. In the course of all that comment it seemed to me that the topic moved on a little – or […]