At our joint ‘Spring Lecture’ on 15 March 2018, with Friends of The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Author and journalist, Ann Lindsay, set out to explain ‘how a handful of Scots have hunted out and introduced into the West, more plants from around the world than all the other European Nations combined’. They were explorers as […]
As seen on the BBC, British Gardens in Time takes four iconic gardens – Stowe, Biddulph Grange, Nymans and Great Dixter – and provides a fascinating window into the creators and events that shaped them. The stories of their creation include obsession, escape, social ambition, political intrigue, heartbreak, bankruptcy and disaster.
In The New English Garden the leading garden writer Tim Richardson discusses twenty-five significant English gardens made or remade over the past decade. Together these represent a coherent overview of what remains probably the most inventive garden culture in the world.
Inspired by European impressionist paintings of open countryside, private gardens, and urban parks, American artists working between 1887 and 1920 turned their attentions to the landscapes being created in the fast-changing cities and rapidly emerging suburbs of their own country.