Garden Visit – the birthplace of Crocus

Last weekend I had the delight of visiting Brockhampton Cottage, near Ross on Wye with a group of friends from Hardy Plant Society.  Brockhampton Cottage is the home of Peter Clay, part owner of Crocus (the online plant company) and was designed with the help of Tom Stuart-Smith. The house sits on top of a…

‘Gardens as Art’ – My thoughts on the debate

Another RHS show and the discussion of gardens as art rears its head again, particularly as RHS Hampton Court Flower Show is known for its conceptual gardens.  Now I have never been to this show partly because it is a challenge for me to get to but also because I feel a little weary of…