A Matter of Words by Patterson Webster

February 9, 2017

This is an important topic to me. I love words and I love to find words in a garden, as long as it’s not about a garden being a lovesome thing, or something about being nearer God’s heart. So let’s find good ones in gardens more often? Patterson Webster is a visual artist whose amazing garden, […]

Rousham reviewed by Tristan Gregory

March 19, 2014

I have said before, in the introduction to Alison Levey’s piece about Rousham, that I have taken far too many trips to Rousham in a vain attempt to discover why it is so very highly regarded. Now it seems Tristan also has been disappointed. Why two pieces about the garden then? – because they make such very […]

Parks or Gardens? by Alison Levey.

March 14, 2012

We (Charles Hawes and I) have been puzzled for years about why people rave about Rousham. In fact so puzzled that we’ve been back more than once to try and work it out. Pleasant enough – apart from the miserable rose garden, grotty green stagnant pool, shredded hostas and a statue of a horse being eaten […]