Abbie Jury



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 […]

Tranquil Havens full of Birdsong by Abbie Jury

April 18, 2013

This is another longish one I’ve let by, just as a warning for those of you with short attention spans. Having seen so many similar owner entries in the Yellow Book over the years (“This other Eden, demi-paradise” ..) I was riveted. Wonderful stuff. Thank you, once again, Abbie. Anne Wareham, editor Abbie Jury: For the […]



Sissinghurst: monochromatic colour schemes, by Abbie Jury

December 6, 2012

“All the same, I cannot help hoping that the great ghostly barn-owl will sweep silently across a pale garden, next summer, in the twilight – the pale garden that I am now planting, under the first flakes of snow.” Vita Sackville-West from ‘In Your Garden’. Not surprising, with such a romantic introduction, that single colour […]

An interesting book review by Abbie Jury

September 17, 2012

I haven’t named the book which is the subject of this review yet on purpose. Most of our readers are still from the UK so you might assume this book will not be especially interesting to you. But I think the review may be. It raises an issue which has bothered me for many years […]



Lagerfeld Rules – should he ever turn his attention to gardening, by Abbie Jury

June 8, 2012

I love the way thinkingardens reaches across the world. My ambition is to become truly international, with the best from every continent..Well, it sounds so glamorous. A bit like Karl Lagerfeld, perhaps? So, recently I ‘met’ Abbie Jury, an excellent writer and gardener from New Zealand, and here is her take on the said Karl Lagerfeld.. […]