Amanda Patton



Feeling Gardens

October 5, 2009

by Amanda Patton.
“…art isn’t just visually appealing, it must move you, shock you, create emotion in you in some form. And so with gardens, they must move you on a deeper level than just being visually pleasing.”

Amanda Patton on “Gender and the Garden World” by Anne Wareham

March 1, 2008

Amanda Patton comments on Anne Wareham’s article on gender and the garden world.



Gender and the Garden World

February 9, 2008

by Anne Wareham.
“Carol Klein: ‘Many viewers assumed that I’d turned down the job but in fact I was never offered it. Had I been asked, I would have loved to have done it.'”

Amanda Patton on “Yes, Gardens can be works of art”

July 28, 2007

“Anne Wareham states that conceptual references “only evoke a feeling response if they draw on images and ideas which are already part of the psyche”. I would agree, but I also think that the best of our contemporary creativity draws heavily on our long tradition of the Arts without us necessarily being aware of it,…”



Germaine Greer: Yes, Gardens can be works of art – but you’d never know it from the Chelsea Flower show.

July 5, 2007
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by Germaine Greer.
“Most of our best-known, most-visited gardens are merely pretty, or, worse, picturesque…”
with responses by Anne Wareham, Andrew Wilson, Leigh Hunt, Amanda Patton.