Category Archives: Nature perfected

Stowe, May 2012

As part of my research on garden design and its changes, I’ve read about landscape gardens. However, like with most things that you read about, seeing one in person is a whole different experience. Landscape gardens are a completely different … Continue reading

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Natural vs. Unnatural: Brussels, October 2010

Are gardens natural? Are they art? Can they be both? Gardens are only so because they are placed inside borders, separating us from the wilds beyond. Left alone, they will go back to their wild “natural” state. But we like … Continue reading

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Museum of Garden History, London

Figured it’s best to start at the beginning, historically speaking¬† (visited Nov. 2010). The Museum of Garden History, St. Mary-at-Lambeth, London. Not only is this a museum of gardening history but it’s also the final resting place of the Tradescants, … Continue reading

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