Art and Design

A Change of Landscape

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I always imagined that if I were made redundant from my job there would be one hundred and one things I’d rather do than […]

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Book Review – The Kinfolk Garden

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I am generally reticent about writing book reviews. However, when the first couple of critiques I read online are comedically scathing, my interest is […]

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Gardens of Miami No.2 – Vizcaya

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January is a month when many of us dream of an escape to the sun. If we’re feeling flush we might take advantage of […]

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Delos Reimagined

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I imagine I have a lot to deal with at The Watch House, but being the custodian of a large, historic garden is a […]

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Story of Flowers – Azuma Makoto

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  If you have delved into my essential reading list, you will already know that I find the work of floral artist Azuma Makoto […]

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Christmas at The Watch House

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Motivated by the prospect of an OK-style, ‘At Home with Mr Christmas’ photoshoot this week, I have been decorating every corner of The Watch […]

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RHS Botanical Art Show 2017

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  Had I not been a landscape architect, gardener or fashion designer – all professions suggested by my school careers advisor, who was largely […]

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A Once in a Lifetime Job

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  Our building project was due to finish in mid July. It’s now late November and the work continues, over time and over budget. […]

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Saying it with Flowers

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  Two subjects I prefer not to write about in this blog are my day job and artificial flowers. Today I make an exception, […]

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Il Giardino di Boboli, Florence

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  The Medici of Florence were not only one of the richest families in Europe for a time, but also phenomenal garden makers. They […]

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