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Forest Walk Japanese garden by Marc Keane

Five of the best small residential gardens

Proving to be much easier said than done, it has taken me the best part of the day to select what I consider to be five of the best small residential gardens out there. There are just so many great gardens to choose from. In the end I went with ones that provide me with […] Read more…

Las Pozas, Xilitla surreal garden by Edward James

Las Pozas, Xilitla – the surreal garden of Edward James

Steps that end up going nowhere, infinite looping paths and massive concrete sculptures. All part of the surreal vision of paradise created by eccentric poet and artist, Sir Edward James.  In the middle of the lush Mexican jungle, the garden of Las Pozas covers some 80 acres located near the village of Xilitla, a seven-hour drive […] Read more…

grass portrait by Ackroyd and Harvey

Grass Art

A while ago I chanced upon the living grass portraits and art installations of Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey (Ackroyd & Harvey) who work at the intersection of photography, biology and architecture to create complex and unique photographs using grass grown from seed. Exposing plots of seedling grass to light through a custom-made negative, the […] Read more…