Ham House is similar to the house in my novel: a country estate surrounded by formal, laid-out gardens, which are in turn surrounded by countryside. Although now, of course, that countryside is parks and suburban neighborhoods. The gardens are a … Continue reading
The Chelsea Physic Garden is full of contradictions. It is organized and scientific. It is wild and mysterious. It is lush and full and hemmed in by apartments and busy London. Though the Chelsea Physic Garden is closer to the … Continue reading
Hampstead Heath isn’t so much a garden as a park. And it isn’t so much a park as a London institution, with one of the best vantage points from which to view the city. I went on what turned out … Continue reading
To start my list of new places to visit: http://londonist.com/2011/02/londons-labyrinths-and-mazes.php One, the Church Farm House, is right next to campus. I’ll likely take a trip there this week.