by John Brookes.
“Gardening is to do with continual regeneration, it is never ending but in a nice way.”
The photographers hope to get a press pass again next year… Charles Hawes has a good selection of high resolution photographs of Chelsea Flower Show on GAP Photos. (Including one on the photo library front page.) The photographs on this page and other high res Chelsea photographs can also be obtained for [...]
This year was marked for me by having one garden that shocked me by its badness, and one that delighted me. And the other remarkable thing was the extent of agreement about both those things amongst the people I talked to. Prize for shock went to Jinny Blom’s garden for Prince Harry and his charity [...]
There’s a prize in this! I get very bored with relentless Chelsea at this time of year – and this year it is 100 years old, so there will no doubt be more than usual. So I’m looking to you all to help us out and write something original and interesting about Chelsea. Possibly about [...]
The Botanic Garden of Wales always seemed an odd idea, and it is true (see below) that is has struggled for survival from the moment it appeared. I wonder if anyone thinks Botanic gardens are still relevant today – and if so, why and what for? Here are Ewan Michael’s thoughts on the matter… Anne [...]
I can’t offer you anything but links for this, but they are links worth following. The background is the publication of Noel Kingsbury and Piet Oudolf’s new book ‘Planting, a new perspective’. The first link is the usual paean of praise for Piet Oudolf, which gives us the context: a Telegraph piece by Tom Stuart [...]