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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Awe Inspiring Kimberleys

Angus Stewart takes a cruise through the top end to explore one of Australia’s great wildernesses and the awesome diversity of plants that live there.   The Kimberleys have a particular place in Australian culture as one of the great wilderness…

A Festival of Flowers

With winter in full swing and a cold and drizzly week ahead we are happy to sit back and anticipate the spring to come. Sandra Ross reflects on touring the NSW spring festival circuit last year, what has become a…

San Giuliano

Michael McCoy travels through Sicily and reports on a garden that made him rethink his opinion of cactus!   I’m happy to confess that I’m no lover of cactus.  I find them amazing, and compelling in their weirdness, but I’ve…