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Garden Fair at Glenmore House

Words and images by Robin Powell. First published www.robinpowell.com.au October 8 2016 Mickey Robertson opens Glenmore House garden for her Spring Garden Fair next weekend, October 15 and 16. I’m a big fan of the garden, which is elegant and…
The George Walk at Bryan's Ground. Photo - Colin Barlow

Lost in a tamed wilderness

Words & images by Colin Barlow Nestled on the border of England and Wales in Stapleton, Herefordshire lies a hidden gem, an Arts and Crafts garden where romance and formality meet the ‘wild garden’.  I should have known that something…
Croome Court, Worcestershire, designed by Brown in 1758 and requiring the draining of a morass and removal of a village. Photo: The National Trust

Happy Birthday Capability

Robin Powell would like to wish a happy birthday to the grand architect of so many of our favourite English landscapes. This month marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. He’s the man responsible for the…
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Under the cherry blossom

The Japanese have a different way of seeing. When French artists like Monet, Degas and Cezanne first saw Japanese woodblock prints they too were jolted into a new way of seeing. Used to traditional landscape and single point perspectives the…
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Old WesleyDale

When people talk about Scott and Deb Wilson’s lovely garden what they mention first is the elephant hedge. The elephant in the room might be an unmentionable, but the elephant in the garden is a talking point. It came about…
San Miguel de Allende looks like a Mexican fairy-tale village. Photo - Kobby Dagan / Shutterstock

Mágico Mexico

Three of Mexico’s native plants are behind three of Linda’s favourite things – chocolate, vanilla and tequila – so she was always going to love the place, but how much surprised even her. Mad for colour in San Miguel de…
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3 must-see gardens near Havana Cuba

World travellers have descended upon Cuba in recent years tempted by her palm-fringed turquoise beaches, the flavour of a good dark rum and the sound of joyfully rhythmic afro-cuban music.  Nostalgia-inducing vistas of her pastel toned architecture and old American…