For all we know about Alcatraz, few people realize that many of its prisoners were also gardeners.
The Limahuli Garden’s ancient history, deep cultural links, and heroic gardening practices make it unique among Hawaiian gardens.
The Garden of Ninfa is, in a word, elusive. Tucked away at the foot of the Lepini hills to the south of Rome, the garden opens to outsiders on a handful of days each year, and even then, only under the watchful eye of a guide.
The Château de Versailles features the ultimate formal French garden, created with geometric precision. Long walks are lined with statues, pools and waterways abound, vistas are—literally—king-sized.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Longwood Gardens, 58 kilometres southwest of Philadelphia, is one of the most spectacular public gardens in North America.
Gardens are magical places in the true sense of magic: conjuring up marvellous and compelling results mostly by harnessing the secret forces of nature. And, aptly for magic, some intriguing gardening happens under the cover of night.
What was once a fishing camp, situated at the confluence of the Metis and the St. Lawrence rivers in Quebec, is now home to one of Canada’s most imaginative gardens. The International Garden Festival, which is now in its 15th run at Reford Gardens in Quebec, concludes September 28, 2014.
Every May, the incomparable RHS Chelsea Flower Show sports a section called Fresh Gardens whose remit is innovation. And it is here that I meet designer Anna Piussi.
The social season in London is in full swing with the vibrant 101st Academy Awards of flowers, the sold-out RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which is guaranteed not to disappoint star-struck gardening fans. Everyone who is anyone in the gardening world is here.