Historic Gardens

Springtime Travel: Wisteria Bedecked Gardens

Monks House  Wisteria  Photo © Alice Joyce

Lavish displays of Wisteria are one of the joys of Springtime garden sojourns in the United Kingdom. From London to the countryside, you can revel in lavish displays of fragrant, cascading wisteria.

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England

Chelsea Flower Show Redux

Cornish Memories Garden  Photo © Alice Joyce

SSo much to see and photograph this past Spring at RHS Chelsea. Inevitably, more than a few gardens and horticultural high points slipped through the Chelsea Show features published here on AGTB. Thus, one final post to help sum up my tour of the world’s top flower show circa 2011.

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Green Roofs/Vertical Gardens

Vertical Gardens Revisited

Athenaeum Blanc Vertical Garden detail Photo © Alice Joyce

While in London this Spring I revisited the Vertical Garden created by Patrick Blanc for the Athenaeum Hotel, Piccadilly. Last year when I photographed Blanc’s green wall the garden had been installed about one year. The growth was noticeably more lush since 12 months had passed. During Patrick’s visit to San Francisco earlier this year, to herald the planting of his Vertical Garden for the new Drew School Samuel Cuddeback Assembly Wing building .. the artist/botanist’s sketch for the project was on display.

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