Next summer I intend to hold a competition for the best garden review written and submitted during the spring/summer season 2013. It should be orientated to addressing those aspects of a garden which will appeal to and be exciting to a non gardening audience. I have an embryo and excellent judging panel and a sponsor – but we really need a Big Name.
I’m looking for someone (OK – a celebrity. Ouch) from the world of the arts: theatre, music, dance, literature, art, not the garden world.
My ambition is to breach the walls of the garden ghetto and create some interest in what our best gardens have to offer to the larger cultural world. I don’t expect to find anyone of that nature who already has an intelligent and informed interest in gardens – in fact, probably best not because they will probably turn out to be a lover of the hybrid tea and their veggie plot….
And a knowledge of criticism would be very useful.
So this is an appeal to you all – does anyone know someone BIG (by which I don’t mean obese, though I wouldn’t rule that out. I’m not prejudiced) preferably with some experience of reviewing and serious criticism, and who probably has been on telly, (is this how our whole cultural world is defined?? – discuss..) who might be persuaded to join the judging panel? Preferably your best friend ? Answers to email@example.com
Thanks for thinking…
Anne Wareham, editor