On The Bridge

You may recall that a year ago I wrote about The Garden Bridge, a proposed crossing on the Thames in London. With planning permission due to be granted by Lambeth Council on Monday, this visionary idea, which will see a garden sit astride Britain’s greatest waterway, is set to become reality. The new bridge, which […]

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Picturesque Perfect: Hotel Endsleigh, Devon

‘A Cottage’ is how Georgina, sixth Duchess of Bedford, described her country home at Endsleigh in Devon. Most visitors today, whether to the garden or elegant¬†hotel, would describe it in somewhat grander tones, but after the formality¬†of Woburn Abbey, the Duchess wished for something far more rustic. Endsleigh was her passion, created in the likeness […]

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Terminating The High Line

Back in the mid 1990’s when I turned my back on a career as a Landscape Architect, it was partly because of a lack of visionary external design projects in the UK. Happily our attitude towards commercial and municipal landscaping has moved forward, resulting in triumphs such as the restoration of Trentham in Staffordshire, The […]

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