Parks

King’s Cross Rising

Reading time 10 minutes

  Although I class myself as a country boy, I have spent the majority of my life living as an urbanite. I count myself […]

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Il Giardino di Boboli, Florence

Reading time 18 minutes

  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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Castle Park Physic Garden, Bristol

Reading time 6 minutes

  As I alighted from the train at Bristol Temple Meads station on Saturday, I worked out that it had been 25 years since […]

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Back on the Bridge

Reading time 6 minutes

This week a landmark project that I have been following for over two years came one step closer to becoming reality. So close in […]

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Seeing Snowdrops

Reading time 8 minutes

One of my unwritten New Year’s resolutions is to address my southern bias when it comes to writing this blog. As someone who’s never […]

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Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

Reading time 8 minutes

I am very fortunate to be able to travel as much as I do, but when I am away from home I miss my gardens […]

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Beautiful Dreamer

Reading time 1 minute

I took this photograph today in Kowloon Park, Hong Kong. A girl sat artfully at the edge of the water, shaded by a graceful […]

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Orto Botanico di Palermo

Reading time 11 minutes

The botanical gardens in Sicily’s first city, Palermo, are among the oldest and most important in Europe. Conceived in the late 1700’s no expense […]

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Relaxing, Riviera Style

Reading time 3 minutes

I am on holiday and therefore I must relax: at least that’s what Him Indoors keeps telling me. The problem is I don’t find […]

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Bella Donnas

Reading time 3 minutes

Amaryllis belladonna: Jersey lily, naked lady, belladonna amaryllis    We gardeners spend so much time and energy trying to cultivate plants which aren’t 100% […]

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Agave Agony

Reading time 2 minutes

A sun-soaked stroll along the beach between Broadstairs and Ramsgate, picking up chalk pebbles and gnarled flints, ultimately leads us back to The Italianate Glasshouse […]

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