Susan Cohan



Try formality? by Susan Cohan

February 24, 2014

Our last piece was by Michael King and suggested that the New Perennial or Naturalistic style was getting everywhere and being used insensitively. Susan Cohan goes slightly further than that and dares to express an admiration for formality; indeed, four hundred year old formality. Interesting? Anne Wareham, editor Susan Cohan: I’m taking sides with Andre […]

Will they get it? A review of the Native Plant Garden at NYBG by Susan Cohan

July 30, 2013

This is an interesting review of a garden – and, as all good reviews do – it raises an interesting question. You don’t need a postcard to let us know what your answer is….. but you do need to view the post in your browser rather than in your email. (click the link…) Anne Wareham, […]



Your Views about Views? by Susan Cohan

March 19, 2013

There has been discussion in the British press recently, I believe, about whether we should specifically protect important views, before they are all covered by wind power stations. Views, as borrowed landscape, are vital to many gardens.  However – when we can’t even protect AONBs (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), or the view from Highgrove, […]

Lawrence Halprin’s Heritage Plaza: A Crying Shame by Susan Cohan

January 4, 2011

“Despite my swagger, I’m a softy. I well up in tears when I am moved by something–not usually landscapes or gardens. In most professional situations, I am able to contain myself. At Lawrence Halprin’s Heritiage Plaza in Fort Worth I was not…”



Nine Questions – Duncan Brine

June 4, 2010

by Susan Cohan.
An interview with American garden designer Duncan Brine.

Nine Questions – Michelle Derviss

May 4, 2010

by Susan Cohan.
An interview with American Garden Designer, Michelle Derviss.
“A well steeped cup of tea, a butter cookie and my sketch book is always good for inspiration too.”