Tag Archives: Garden of Eden

Hortus Eystettensis

This post is about an illustrated catalogue of the  plant collection in  a German bishop’s garden around 1600. After such an enticing introduction you  might need some convincing to read any further, so let me add that the Hortus Eystettensis  [or … Continue reading

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Making Mountains and Music in Elysium…

As I hope I showed in a recent post John Evelyn the 17thc diarist and garden writer spent much of his life designing the perfect garden: Elysium Britannicum.  It was to be an Eden encompassing a complete miniaturized version of … Continue reading

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The humble spade…

Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) author of Fahrenheit 451 New York Times A short article in the newspaper  the other day reminded me of my promise to write about garden tools from time to time.  If you didn’t catch the story then try … Continue reading

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