Italian Gardens



The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto by Jenny Condie and Alex Ramsey reviewed by Rory Stuart

November 21, 2013

Everyone is now totally exhausted after all that debate and discussion on Clumping and Mingling and on Britain’s blooming Blooming. Time to think holidays. Gardens. Italy. Sunshine. So here’s Rory: Anne Wareham, editor PS Sorry – there were too many references to manage links to them all. I got overwhelmed.. Try Google?   Rory Stuart: […]

Go it alone? by Rory Stuart

September 12, 2013

It’s an odd way to approach something which should be such a total, immersive, absorbing experience: to go round a garden with a guide or with the proud owner wittering at you. (sorry, Rory – would love to have you wittering at me anywhere…) Why not take a book, some music, prepare to linger?.. But […]



More books on Italian Gardens reviewed by Charles Hawes

March 27, 2012

Charles Hawes has a weakness for Italian Gardens and never misses a good opportunity to visit them. I think he’d quite like to take a tour of other interested garden visitors some day. Meanwhile, he is contenting himself with collecting books about them, and reviewing the books for thinkingardens. So here you are – more […]

‘Italy’s Private Gardens’ by Helena Attlee and ‘Great Gardens of Italy’ by Monty Don: reviewed by Charles Hawes

March 14, 2011

Helena Attlee recently published a lavishly illustrated book on Italian gardens and this has now been followed by Monty Don’s book of his BBC 2 television series ” ‘Monty Don’s’ Italian Gardens.” ( I don’t imagine he owns them all, but you never know..) It seemed appropriate and useful to review the two books together. Anne […]