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Sissinghurst, May 2012: The Flowergasm

Crude, yes. But it got your attention, no? I didn’t plan on going to these gardens in any special order, but I am glad that I saw Sissinghurst after Stowe, if only to experience the contrast of the two styles, … Continue reading

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Ham House and Fenton House, April 2011

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

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Chelsea Physic Garden, April 2011

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

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York Museum Gardens, March 2011

When I was in York I had a chance to visit the Museum Gardens. On the banks of the River Ouse, the Museum Gardens contain Roman, Medieval, Tudor, and Victorian-era buildings. The gardens themselves aren’t so much formal, geometric beds … 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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