March 2014



Rousham reviewed by Tristan Gregory

March 19, 2014

I have said before, in the introduction to Alison Levey’s piece about Rousham, that I have taken far too many trips to Rousham in a vain attempt to discover why it is so very highly regarded. Now it seems Tristan also has been disappointed. Why two pieces about the garden then? – because they make such very […]

Japanese Zen Gardens, by Yoko Kawaguchi and Alex Ramsey, reviewed by Jake Hobson.

March 10, 2014

Time for a book review, and I’m delighted to welcome Jake Hobson, who is reviewing  Japanese Zen Gardens, by Yoko Kawaguchi and Alex Ramsey. It’s great to be able to hand a book like this for review to someone who really knows about the subject. Japanese gardens seem to me to be full of enormous pitfalls […]



The Thinking Gardens Supper – what was it like? by Lucy Masters

March 5, 2014

At last – the account of the thinkingardens supper, which took place in London in the pouring rain and a tube strike. For all that sixteen people made it (see who at the bottom of this page) and it was excellently chaired by Chris Young, editor of the RHS The Garden. It was a great […]