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.
The Geffrye Museum, once an almshouse, showcases the changing interior of a “middle-class” home from 1600 to the late Victorian era. You walk from room to room (a series of dining and living room/parlors) to notice how the function and … Continue reading
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