Arts & Crafts gardens

Two of my favourite things - gardening and the Arts & Crafts movement - in one handy little volume, which I was given as a birthday present in the autumn and have just finished reading. It's part of the Shire 'library' of pocket-sized illustrated guides to subjects which vary wildly in subject matter from trams... Continue Reading →

Friday Five: Lakeland Gardens

For such a northern county, Cumbria has some amazing gardens to visit. Perhaps because of all the rain they seem to be lush green oases in a sea of, well, lush green scenery! I love wandering round them whatever the weather; here's a handful of my favourites. Acorn Bank Technically just outside the Lake District... Continue Reading →

The Sea Garden

I've just finished reading Sam Llewellyn's mystery-in-a-garden The Sea Garden, and loved it. As I say in my Goodreads review, I'm a complete sucker for any kind of mystery involving gardens (Tom's Midnight Garden, The Savage Garden, Thornyhold), and this was no exception. The present-day heroine Victoria uncovers a skull in the ancient, rambling and... Continue Reading →

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