Tag Archives: Georgian

The Electric Garden

I’ve written about many weird and wonderful inventions on here but I think this apparently madcap contraption might  take some beating!  It all started when I stumbled across an unusual engraving  in the Wellcome Collection. There was no background information, … 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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A Triple Portrait

I often get asked to lecture about gardens and landscapes in art, and although I like talking about pictures that people probably don’t know, I always like to include one that everybody thinks they know very well but actually probably … Continue reading

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Anne and Osbert’s Pleasure Garden

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We all have our favourite gardening books, whether for the quality of  the illustrations, -usually the first thing one  notices when flicking through – the quality of the writing – which takes more time to appreciate or … Continue reading

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