Been thinking for some years that I wanted to visit Córdoba in early May when the open courtyard festival is being held. This year it happened. But perhaps not the […]Read more
Category: GARDEN HISTORY
3 Fabulous Orangeries
I must admit that I find the difference between an orangery and a conservatory rather confusing. In theory I understand that a conservatory is a glass structure with a brick […]Read more
Ravello – what a sight for sore eyes
Ravello – what a sight for sore eyes. Hovering 350 m above the Amalfi coastline with incredible views of the blue Mediterranean, this town has attracted artist, writers and musicians […]Read more
The ‘iron age” of cast iron furniture – a history
There I am, seated comfortably in cast iron furniture. As classic as they come, decorated with fern fronds and all. How appropriate they can be found in a palm house […]Read more
Photographs I took in Parc de la Ciutadella
Grey and dark. Is the current reality seen through my windows. Makes you want to hibernate. Alternatively getting lost in reminiscing about sunnier days (even though I’ve just been to […]Read more
Botanical legacy known as Parque de Málaga
Sometimes it’s a struggle to see the forest for all the trees. That said, I’m drawing parallels with the botanical legacy known as Parque de Málaga. Situated in that very […]Read more
Back at Alhambra
Second time around. After eight or so years I found myself back at Alhambra. This most gorgeous remnant from the Moorish empire in Granada, southern Spain. As I stroll around […]Read more
The faux @ Parc des Buttes Chaumont
Few parks are 100% as nature made them. But the faux @ Parc des Buttes Chaumont in Paris is quite something. Here very few things are what they seem (ie […]Read more
The world’s tiniest park?
What are gardens and parks for? There’s a book on the subject – a very good one I reckon. Rory Stuart is digging deep into the subject in ‘What are […]Read more
The rock wall evolution
Head into rural territory in southern Sweden. The likelihood of coming across rock walls as property enclosures and dividers is high. The land commonly contained (contains?) lots of rock. It […]Read more
Fashion & Gardens
It’s been eight years since the Fashion & Gardens exhibition was held at the Garden Museum in London. I didn’t attend this event, which was a pity. I have now, […]Read more
Jugend garden waiting in vain
It’s a sad, sad situation. This jugend villa (Ramsäter) constructed in 1912 can be found in Gothenburg, Sweden. It has recently been restored for millions of monies. It looks fabulous. […]Read more
Juxtaposition of garden design styles
As you approach Lancaster Gate from inside Hyde Park London, you will come across the Italian Garden. It will stop you in your tracks because this garden is a real […]Read more
Chumleigh gardens – a hidden gem.
Found these images I took about five years ago when visiting Chumleigh gardens, a hidden gem in southeast London. Being part of Burgess Park, it’s a dedication to the area’s […]Read more
The Temple Fountain sparkled in the sun.
Brilliantly the Temple Fountain sparkled in the sun, and laughingly its liquid music played and merrily the idle drops of water danced and danced, and peeping out in sport among […]Read more
På besök i Gatenhielmska reservatet.
I helgen var jag på besök i Gatenhielmska reservatet som ligger i Majorna, Göteborg. Detta är ett av stadens äldsta (sista) och bäst bevarade områden och visar hur Göteborg såg […]Read more
A modern walled garden.
I’m not sure how many times I’d walked past this garden before one day, I had a lightbulb moment. Realising that this was in fact a modern walled garden. Walled […]Read more
Used to be a luggage factory.
I revisited a cute little garden/park in the weekend that I once upon a time used to walk through pretty much every day. When you move house things tend to […]Read more
Writing on the wall.
Writing on the wall often refers to an ominous warning; a prediction of bad luck. It can, however, just be what it says. Like here, for example, names carved into […]Read more
Gardens @ Hampton Court Palace.
Festivities in connection with celebrating Queen Elisabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in Britain is well underway. A great occasion for me to convey some pics from a visit to Hampton Court Palace […]Read more
Landscape design @ Chateau Borély.
Le Chateau Borély sits on the outskirt of Marseille (southern France), very close to the Prado beaches. It was built in the 18th century as the abode of a rich […]Read more
What is a grotto?
How many times haven’t I walked past this cave pondering about it’s whereabouts? Very many I would say. Thinking that it looked spooky, damp and raw. That was before I […]Read more
Villa Borghese – a park with a VIEW.
Yesterday read about a woman who had just visited Rome. Reporting that inspite of ongoing Covid restrictions, the city was still fantastic and still very much like an open air […]Read more
En bild av en engelsk 80-tals trädgård.
Vem kan låta bli att le åt den här bilden? Inte jag. Det du ser är en engelsk trädgård daterad ca 1982. Växterna, och framförallt växtkombinationen, var då högsta modet. […]Read more
“Vinden är lös, håll er inne!” – & tänk på en trädgård.
“Vinden är lös, håll er inne!” uppmanade Myndigheterna i Göteborg i helgen. Fördelen med att hålla sig inne (hemma) har man ju hört några gånger de senaste två åren. Men […]Read more