Another year, another trial of new tulips at Hillside.

 

 

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With the break in weather making the announcement of spring a visit was made to the newly planted garden to inspect progress.

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In May 2013 ceramic artist Rosa Nguyen took a dead tree from Dan Pearson's old Peckham garden and re-incarnated it as 'Tree Folly', an installation at the Garden Museum in London. This film follows a conversation between Nguyen and Pearson highlighting their individual approach to working with landscape, plants and objects.

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Two photographers of landscape and trees have come to our attention recently. Using very different techniques they both make us see landscape and nature in a new way.

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Last weekend we went to the Great Dixter Plant Fair, where the cream of British and European specialist plant nurseries set up stall for two days of horticultural heaven. 

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HM, DP, Great Dixter, Plant Fair


During a recent short visit to Athens, where I gave a talk about the Millennium Forest, I was taken to see the hard landscaping surrounding the Acropolis. 

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DP, Stone, Athens, Dimitris Pikionis, Hard Landscape

Iford Manor

30.09.13


Recently we finally made a long-planned but long-unrealised visit to Harold Peto's Italiante garden at Iford Manor in Wiltshire.

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HM, Garden Visit, Iford Manor, Harold Peto, Italianate


On the outskirts of Shanghai lies a hidden treasure trove of thirty-five Ming and Qing dynasty homes. The dynasties ruled one of China’s most successful periods from the 14th to the 17th centuries.

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Shanghai, China, Stone, Architecture, Antique Villas, Craft, SL