Recommended Reading



Art or Science? a review of Througham Court by Pat Webster

February 25, 2015

I’ve never managed to get into Througham Court yet. One day I will. Meanwhile, thanks (many thanks) to Pat Webster of the excellent and truly interesting website Site and Insight where this first appeared, we get a view… Anne Wareham, editor         Througham Court – review by Pat Webster Are gardens intellectual […]

Little Sparta by Tim Richardson

June 1, 2009

by Tim Richardson.
“….we are reminded of Finlay’s dictum: “Embark on a garden with a vision but never with a plan….”



Nature Over Again: The Garden Art of Ian Hamilton Finlay by John Dixon Hunt

January 20, 2009
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Reviewed by Darryl Moore.
“John Dixon Hunt has established a niche for himself as a theorist who views gardens as places embodied with historic meaning and symbolic content….”

Can professional designers really hope to emulate those for whom a garden is a life’s work?

June 4, 2008

by Tim Richardson.
“If I was a Garden Designer I would be a bit miffed by the fact that every list of iconic or outstanding contemporary gardens comprises special places which have, In most cases. been created by people who are not professional garden designers..”



The Garden of Cosmic Speculation reviewed by Tim Richardson

November 20, 2007
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“…The Garden of Cosmic Speculation is no longer a dialogue with the universe, it is a monologue about the universe. It is becoming The Garden of Comic Extrapolation, and someone needs to say it.”