Finding the Photo

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Garden Visits
Chicago Botanic Garden border with Allium

Whenever I travel to make a presentation I try to incorporate some local gardens into the show to better connect with the audience. My presentation in Chicago to the Garden Club of America’s Show of Summer was titled ‘What is a “Good” Garden Photograph’ and  The Chicago Botanic Garden was the obvious choice to go[...]

What Makes A Garden Japanese?

– Posted in: Garden Visits

Written by Jill Sinclair Alot of GGW readers already know Jill from her popular blog, Landscape Lover, where she gives her personal take on parks and gardens in Paris and further afield. Jill is a British landscape historian, trained in the US and London, and currently living in Paris. Her particular interest is the changing[...]

Plants at an Exhibition

– Posted in: Garden Visits
peace lily

It is a grand thing when plants become the subject of an exhibit.  I don’t mean in the beds of a botanic garden or decorating a designer’s display at a flower show, but an honest to goodness exhibition, in this case ‘Wicked Plants’ at The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Too[...]

Fritillary Gallery

– Posted in: Bulbs, Garden Visits

By Andrea Jones I love fritillaries – they are so elegant and graceful.  Most of the species below were photographed at the nursery of Jim and Jenny Archibald in Wales, JJ Archibald Seeds. Very sadly our friend Jim died of cancer in August  last year; so this was a particularly good opportunity to pay tribute[...]