April 2014



Show gardens: what are they for? by Wanda Oprea

April 20, 2014

I would like to propose that show gardens could be simply for delight, illumination or challenge – or whatever we would like a great work of art to be. But that is still whistling in the dark. Maybe they are a form of flower arranging? The following is what Wanda Oprea thinks. And you? Anne […]

We closed our garden, by Abbie Jury

April 12, 2014

Yes, this is a conversation we have every year: shall we go on opening the garden? It’s very hard work and I end the season exhausted. It comes easier to the naturally gregarious, I suspect, the ones that don’t want to hide under the bed when people arrive. But for us, it’s the way we […]



The next thinkingardens supper – last call

April 10, 2014

I’m sorry – this is of no interest to anyone who lives miles from London and doesn’t come to Chelsea. Or indeed, maybe, who doesn’t come to Chelsea Press Day. But those who do, might like to come to our next thinkingardens supper…Details here. It’s nearly full up (though not everyone who has booked has […]

What is Natural? by Emma White

April 1, 2014

  We love to talk about ‘natural’ gardens – but what does that mean? If anything? Anne Wareham, editor Emma White: I find myself in a bit of a quandary at the moment. I’ve spent the past three years looking at how the natural elements of gardens can improve psychological well-being; the subject of my […]