Gardens and Art, Deeply Intertwined

Gardens and Art, Deeply Intertwined

The news that Sarah Price, a gold medal winner at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, began her career as an artist started me thinking about all the ways in which art, artists and gardens are intertwined. We all know about Monet and the gardens and Giverny that inspired...
Colour Keukenhof-style!

Colour Keukenhof-style!

Do you like to tulips? Not that bothered? Ah, but do you like colour? If colour – rich, vibrant colour and lots of it – is your thing, then Keukenhof gardens near Amsterdam should be on your bucket list. I was lucky enough to visit Keukenhof a couple of weekends ago....
Sculpture Gardens

Sculpture Gardens

Sculpture gardens, or parks, have a long history around the world and date back, incredibly, to 175,000 years ago – a “Neanderthal garden” was unearthed in the Bruniquel Cave in France, where broken stalagmites had been arranged in a series of stacked or ring-like...
Light Up Your Garden

Light Up Your Garden

How can you enhance your garden? How can you add drama to it? How can you even extend your ‘living space’ out from your home and into your garden? How can you create an outdoor oasis for family and friends? The answer to all these questions is lighting. There are of...