Anne Beswick



Anne Beswick on “Girly Gardens – or not?”

February 18, 2008

“I first saw Ann Pearce’s garden in The Times of Jan 06 and thought it was great. I took the article in to an evening class I was doing in garden design. They had learnt to look at things other than bright flower colour and were now happy with ideas of balance and proportion in the garden. But they didn’t like Ann’s garden. ‘It’s all right, but not for me’ was the general consensus. Leading people out of their comfort zone is difficult.
I confess that I was a bit disappointed.”

Girly Gardens – or not?

February 11, 2008

by Bridget Rosewell.
“I am not interested in girly – give me gorgeous though. I would describe the Ann Pearce garden as ‘impressive’ and ‘striking’ but not ‘gorgeous’. Gorgeous implies something more?”



Anne Beswick responds to Sara Maitland on beauty and gardens

August 23, 2007

Anne Beswick responds to Sara Maitland’s comments on Anne Warehams article on beauty and gardens.

Anne Beswick on “The love that dare not speak its name”

August 14, 2007

Anne Beswick comments on Anne Wareham’s article on beauty and gardens.



The love that dare not speak its name

July 20, 2007

by Anne Wareham.
On Beauty and Gardens –
“….So often when I visit a garden I am confronted with the horrifically ugly, and that seems to me to make a mockery of our materials, which are the best the world can offer.”