Catharine Howard



Chelsea 2017 – this ghastly fame phenomenon, by Catharine Howard.

June 6, 2017

I had intended to join the sponsors and give Chelsea a miss this year, but I can’t turn down a good offer. Catharine was less than delighted by Chelsea 2017…..   Anne Wareham, editor Chelsea 2017 – this ghastly fame phenomenon, by Catharine Howard.  Chelsea is the mother of all flower shows but this year it […]

The Deckchair Gardener reviewed by Catharine Howard

April 27, 2017

When Catharine asked me if she could review The Deckchair Gardener for thinkingardens I just felt pleased – as you do when someone wants to review your book. I had no idea originally whether she would slam it, knowing my declared commitment to honesty, and I was anxious. It was only later, after I read her review, that […]



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 […]

Which nature? Rambunctious Garden by Emma Marris: a review by Catharine Howard

October 7, 2014

Before  you ask, rambunctious means difficult, hard to deal with – as in children and – nature.It’s an Americanism. Don’t be put off if you’re in the UK, this is interesting stuff. With thanks to Catharine Howard. Anne Wareham, editor Catharine Howard: Emma Marris writes about nature and ecology for several prestigious American magazines – […]



Too Many Things by Catharine Howard

June 5, 2013
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Catharine Howard asks what the RHS is up to and why in her piece for the thinkingardens Chelsea 2013 competition. Anne Wareham, editor Too Many Things by Catharine Howard. Chelsea, with its breathless television coverage, reminds me of those glossy magazines that show pictures of parties you should have been at.  But had you been […]