Garden history



Garden History – issues by Sara Venn

June 13, 2011

The use of ‘historic styles’ in gardens raises some interesting questions and deserves some thought from thinking gardeners. As indeed does the import of styles from different countries and cultures. Sara Venn discusses some of the problems. Anne Wareham, editor Sara Venn: It is frequently the case with garden history books that gardens are seen within their […]

“‘A Veritable Eden’ The Manchester Botanic Garden: a History” by Ann Brooks. Reviewed by Carl Legge

May 16, 2011

Another book review: thinkingardens has made it on to the publishers’ lists. So with thanks to a new contributor, Carl Legge, we introduce the Botanic Garden you have never heard of before. How many more will vanish in a similar sad fashion? Anne Wareham, editor Ann Brooks describes the decline and fall of the Manchester Botanic […]



Gardening Women by Catherine Horwood

March 7, 2011
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“I was astounded by how many plants I had considered to be native to this country….”