gardens as art



‘There is a place for jokes, and a place for not-jokes’ – Ambra Edwards meets Ian Hamilton Finlay

December 1, 2016

This is the first of a series of repeated and rejuvenated early articles from thinkingardens. I’ve been aware for some time that there are excellent pieces on here which many people don’t find. (though there is an index on site) And that if they did, they’d find some of them rather less presentable than I’d like, […]

Robin’s Big Statement by Paul Morgan

September 1, 2016

In the spring I visited a garden. It doesn’t matter which or where. It was perfectly adequate as a garden apart from having no seats. But it left me cold. And I realised that that is the thing which probably always comes first – the emotional response. Judgement follows. As Paul Morgan now explains. Anne Wareham, […]



What do gardens say? by Robin White

May 18, 2016

By now thinkingardens readers are perhaps over familiar with the ‘are gardens art?’ debate. Well, here is an interesting new take on that whole issue by Robin White. Makes a sweet break from Chelsea. Anne Wareham, editor           Robin White: From time to time you read people in gardening magazines (and […]

Doing the Art by Holly Allen

August 15, 2014

What is it like to create a garden as a work of art? Holly Allen discusses that in this piece, which is an interesting follow up to last week’s review of ‘Are Gardens Art’? Anne Wareham, editor Holly Allen: Most people will probably think it precious to compare the desire to garden with the urge […]



Gardening in the Wilderness: do we need a revolution in the garden? by Lucy Masters

December 10, 2013

Suppers are back! Well – one is, thanks to the effort and initiative of Lucy Masters, who wrote this piece to introduce the debate. And Chris Young, editor of RHS The Garden, who will be chairing it for us! Thanks Chris. This time we will not only have the discussion at the supper, but, bearing […]