book review



Essay on Gardening by Henk Gerritsen, reviewed by Catharine Howard

March 30, 2017

This review made me buy the book. It’s a real thinkingardens treat. But the cost on Amazon made me blench. Couldn’t find it cheaper. I ended up with the paperback at £27, with all the photos in black and white (see below). And I wanted to buy  Site, Sight, Insight: Essays on Landscape Architecture (Penn […]

You may do unexpected things – a book review by James Golden

March 24, 2016

This looks like an unusually exciting book. (It’s on order..) I’m begining to wonder if America has all the best gardens now? Anne Wareham, editor A review of The Art of Gardening:  Design Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques from Chanticleer by R. William Thomas and the Chanticleer gardeners “The entrance to the Chanticleer garden, in […]



Wheelbarrows and Illusions by Clare Hoffman.

August 25, 2014

 A review of Remaking a Garden by Roy Strong. Sad to say we have another thinkingardens reviewer who is less than enamoured of the Laskett. An interesting and challenging review by Clare Hoffman of ‘Remaking a Garden- The Laskett Transformed’ by Sir Roy Strong and Clive Boursnell. Anne Wareham, editor Clare Hoffmann: The entrance hall […]

The whole world is a garden?…. by Charles Hawes

August 16, 2013

We appeared (Charles and me) in an exhibition at the National Botanic Garden of Wales (shut up, you at the back there…) and so went to the launch. At the launch we also saw an exhibition of (some rather lurid, – rather like my efforts on this site – some excellent) pictures from the International Garden […]



Buttercups are very low down in the scheme of things: a review of William Edmond’s Weeds, Weeding (& Darwin) by Barbara Abbs

July 18, 2013

I think this really must be the thinkingardener’s weed book. Reviewed by Barbara Abbs. Anne Wareham, editor Weeds, Weeding (& Darwin) by William Edmonds Barbara Abbs: Like all hands-on gardeners, much of my gardening time is spent weeding.But what is a weed?  As a novice gardener I remember  being surprised when a much more experienced horticulturalist […]

The Omnipotent Magician, Jane Brown reviewed by Gary Webb,

August 22, 2011

A review of a new book on – was he ever called Capability? – Lancelot Brown, reviewed by Gary Web who is Grounds Manager at Compton Verney, a Lancelot Brown landscape. Anne Wareham editor The Omnipotent Magician by Jane Brown reviewed by Gary Webb Our great country is liberally sprinkled with gardens of all shapes, sizes and […]



The Twilight Garden by Lia Leendertz, reviewed by Susan Wright.

June 27, 2011

A-book-I-got sent: and a new reviewer. Welcome to Susan Wright. Anne Wareham, editor. ‘The Twilight Garden’ by Lia Leendertz is all about “creating a garden that entrances by day and comes alive by night”. But does it offer that?  Well, it’s glossily produced, has lots and lots of smart photographs and a foreword by Cleve […]