I need your help.

November 30, 2012

in Editorial

Grasses at Veddw. Copyright Anne Wareham, gardens to visit, Monmouthshire, South wales, Welsh garden, for thinkingardens

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  info@thinkingardens.co.uk

Thanks for thinking…

Anne Wareham, editor

Vitis coignetiae at Veddw  copyright Anne Wareham, Monmouthshire, South Wales, Welsh garden, gardens to visit,

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Peter Watson December 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Wish I had kept in contact with Mick Jagger, but it was over 40 years ago when I last spoke to him!
Maybe you should think of a celeb, and put the six degrees of separation to the test?

annewareham December 2, 2012 at 5:00 pm

I wish you had too! Six degrees – nice one!

Michael B. Gordon November 30, 2012 at 11:47 pm

I wish I had friends in high places but they are all under the radar. The concept of serious garden review is a good one. I can’t wait to hear who you find.

annewareham December 1, 2012 at 9:15 am

Neither can I ! Thanks xx

Sue Moss November 30, 2012 at 11:57 am

What a very good idea. I hope someone is well connected.

annewareham November 30, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Thanks! Me too..

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