- Gardens of Care: charities providing gardens and gardening care, plus designer profiles.
- Gardens for Care: Thrive
- Gardens for Care: Greenfingers
- Gardens for Care: Designer Profile: Amanda Patton, designer of a greenfingers garden.
- Garden History:
- Miss Ima Hogg and the Bayou Bend Gardens, Houston.
- Bees in Gardens: Traditional Bee-Keeping in Britain by Penelope Walker, Voluntary Curator, IBRA Bee Boles Register.
- Miriam Heppell’s Photographic Portfolio: Skimmia.
- Martin Stimson: Back to Basics in Suburbia – the cornus and the hawthorn.
- Book Reviews:
- Helena Attlee: Italy’s Private Gardens
- Gillian Mawrey and Linden Groves: The gardens of English Heritage
- Judith B Tankard: Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes
- MORE ACCESSIBLE GARDENS
Any ideas for articles are verry welcome: if you have a suggestion, please let us know.
NEXT UPLOAD: end of March 2011.
Deadline for articles: 14th March 2011.
To receive e-mail notice of new uploads
please contact [email protected]
The sister-website, www.accessiblegardens.org.uk will be launched at the beginning of April 2011.
This will have articles of interest to older gardeners and people of all ages with disabilities: it will include reports on gardens open to the public written by disabled people to be of benefit to other garden visitors.
There will also be articles on making gardens and gardening accessible to children, young people, the community and anyone who is disadvantaged in any way.
We want to know about any community or school gardens, and especially what a particular gardens means to you. Please contact Bella D’Arcy Reed.
About Gardens and People
gardens and people is a website with all kinds of articles and information on gardens’ history, garden design, art, plants and people. You won’t be able to find how to grow peas, but you might find a history of the pea… Any offers?
It is run by me, Bella D’Arcy Reed, a professional garden designer and writer, with the help of other professionals – working, at the moment, voluntarily.
I hope you will find the range of information and stories interesting. Updates are done bi-monthly. Some articles remain on the website permanently and others are moved to the archive after six months.
This website has an emphasis on people: it is about projects involving people with gardens. Here, you will find:
- features on gardens and garden designers past and present
- articles about community garden projects
- reports of young people’s involvement in gardens
- studies of plants
- stories of plant hunters
- original articles, theses and dissertations
- interviews with garden experts and artists
- beautiful things for the garden
- book reviews
- … and many other pieces on gardens and people
Share your garden experience
I want to hear from people who have a real passion for a particular design or historical topic; from people all over the world. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t been published yet, I am interested in good information and good stories. If you have anything, plus pictures, please submit it.
Enjoy the Snowdrops at the Gardens of Easton Lodge, Great Dunmow: 13th, 20th and 27th February 2011!
More information about the snowdrops: dates and venue.
A ‘not-for-profit’ venture
gardens and people is a ‘not-for-profit’ venture: all articles are FREE to download and any profit made from projects such as books sales will go to fund the next projects – ie the money from Gardens of Divine Imitation will fund the CD of Sheila Dewey’s play Bumps about Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens, and so on.
There are lots of ideas in the pipeline for books and CDs, working with writers, photographers, designers, musicians and artists. Please check this site regularly!