A new look at the potager – Cambo innovates again

– Posted in: Garden Musings, Garden Travels, Garden Visits

The potager – that ornamental version of the vegetable garden was always a bit precious. Too many people had visited Chateau Villandry on the Loire and thought they could do a mini-version. The results were all too often a neurotic assemblage of over-controlled vegetables that no-one dare harvest as it would spoil the picture.

Whimsy and Provocation

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Garden Visits

We interrupt the regularly scheduled garden photography lesson to bring you some breaking news.¬† While I was writing this lesson in The PhotoBotanic Garden Photography Workshop, controversy erupted. Provocation in the world of gardens and art !¬† National scandal in “hip, pretentious art” at the Berkeley Botanical Garden where an on-site art exhibit using recycled[...]

Why Sissinghurst Has Continued – For More Than 70 Years – To Inspire Gardeners From All Over The World

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Visits

One of the greatest collaborations in the making of a garden is that of Vita Sackville West and her husband Harold Nicholson. Here’s a peek at ¬†Sissinghurst, one of the most famous and loved gardens in the world. For the history of Sissinghurst, visit The National Trust website. More about Vita and a love letter[...]