At the Herefordshire Hub by Tristan Gregory

November 13, 2014

This year has been one where talking together has been opening up, and not just under the auspices of  thinkingardens. The RHS held a debate which  Helen Gazeley reviewed here and which is now on YouTube, here – ‘Are Gardens Art?’ so you can judge it for yourselves. There were the thinkingardens suppers, which you […]

Thinkingardens at Chelsea Fringe 2014

May 21, 2014

Thinkingardens Supper – Chelsea May 2014 Anne Wareham: I’m going to do something different here. The thinkingardens supper, which was part of the Chelsea Fringe, led to a lively debate which is impossible to summarise. But last time people went on emailing comments and thoughts to each other for ages, and given this might happen again, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gardening in the Wilderness: do we need a revolution in the garden? by Lucy Masters

December 10, 2013

Suppers are back! Well – one is, thanks to the effort and initiative of Lucy Masters, who wrote this piece to introduce the debate. And Chris Young, editor of RHS The Garden, who will be chairing it for us! Thanks Chris. This time we will not only have the discussion at the supper, but, bearing […]

Supper: January 2010

January 25, 2010

A garden is meaningless without good spaces.
In which Michael Balston froths, and also insists that water in gardens should feature “no turds, no alligators”…

Supper: June 2009

June 9, 2009

Is garden design a frivolous luxury in straitened times?
“Clearly, it all centres on one’s appreciation of gardens…”

Supper: May 2009

May 26, 2009

Do gardens have to include plants?
“…..And indeed, in some circumstances plants alone can be used conceptually to shock people…”