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The Chelsea Flower Show of 2014: Contemplating the Biggest Pop-Up Gardens in the World.

Late July 2014. September of 2008: As I was displaying my garden furniture in a rather grotty convention hall in Birmingham, England, I was invited by a representative of the Royal Horticultural Society to exhibit my designs at their next Chelsea Flower Show. And so, in May of 2009, I found myself and my creations … Continue reading »

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Part Four. Rambling Through the Gardens & Estates of Kent, England.

March 2014. Behind the making of every garden there’s a Story. But, interesting stories alone don’t make for interesting gardens. Only in those rare instances when a compelling story is joined with idiosyncratic inspiration, and then honed by deep design expertise, does a world-class garden spring forth. Although it’s a rare bird who can create … Continue reading »

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Part Three. Rambling Through the Gardens & Estates of Kent, England.

February 2014. On Tuesday, August 6, 2013 my meanderings through Kent continued, as I was led by extraordinary Blue Badge Guide Amanda Hutchinson ( www.southeasttourguides.co.uk ), and expertly driven to our destinations by Steve Parry ( www.snccars.co.uk ) . By this, the third day of our travels, Amanda and Steve and I had settled into … Continue reading »

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Major Ramblings Across the English Countryside: Stowe Landscapes; Hidcote Garden; Severn Valley Railway.

September 17th, 2012—Monday morning. Oxford, England. Having finished my mad dash up to the Cupola of the Sheldonian Theatre, I returned to the Old Bank Hotel, organized my suitcase in 10 minutes (remember…packing only what you absolutely need is the most luxurious thing you can do for your traveling-self), and was ready for my 11AM reunion … Continue reading »

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