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Lord Edward’s a-maze-ing portrait

Discussing this Elizabethan portrait in a lecture recently  I found myself describing the image in the background sometimes as a maze and sometimes a labyrinth and wondering if there is any difference between them?      In any case what … Continue reading

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Overlooked? Forgotten? Unseen?

I gave a lecture for the Gardens Trust recently about Friar Park, the extraordinary house and garden of Sir Frank Crisp.  An eagle-eyed friend of mine got in touch afterwards to ask about one of the images I’d used – … Continue reading

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Alice through the Garden Door

I was told off last week for writing a “teaser” post by mentioning Alice but not including much about her and nothing about Wonderland but today’s I hope will make up for that. There are two gardens  at Christ Church … Continue reading

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Alice in Gardenland

I started this post a while back following a a visit to Christ Church for the Gardens Trust conference in Oxford in September 2019.  The visit had special significance for the Gardens Trust because Christ Church was once home to … Continue reading

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Swans

The report of the deliberate killing of a swan in my local park got me thinking, not just about the brainless slaughter of an innocent creature presumably for “fun” but about why it was there in the first place. Swans … Continue reading

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