Robin Lane Fox writes a gardening column for the FT Weekend supplement.
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True inspiration is to be found in the smaller displays away from gimmicky set pieces
How Thomas Hanbury created what was once described as the finest private garden in the world
A horticultural spectacle is about to reopen — the restored fountains at Longwood Gardens in the US
This garden near Ventimiglia was created 100 years ago by an heiress from Essex — and her legacy lives on
Enough weeding — now it’s time to plant this year’s seeds, from Californian poppies to English marigolds
The best need the head of a 70-year-old and the body of a 30-year-old
Get to grips with too-early flowerers and multiplying weeds, or even plan next year’s tulips and narcissi
Conditions have been perfect this season, but we have past generations to thank for the stunning show
Native planting is heralded as more ‘appropriate’ but foreign flora is often more beautiful
With no deep frost this year, nature has found other ways to wreak havoc
The charity’s apprenticeships aim to alleviate a shortage of trained practical gardeners
Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau toured Regency England in search of landscape gardens and rich heiresses
They need a little early planning, but choose the right one and it will bloom with great fanfare
Both Homer and the Bible glorified gardens that bore the same fruits all-year round — but seasonality should be celebrated
The artist may not have been a gardener but he admired the work they do, as a new exhibition in Florida demonstrates
Where to buy them, how to look after them and how to stop them drooping as soon as they are picked?
New book explores outdoor activities 300 years ago, from ‘pic-nics’ and sea battles to naked swims and secret assignations
Now is the time to buy seeds to ensure you get a good selection and don’t pay over the odds later in the year
Wentworth Woodhouse is said to be the model for Pemberley in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ — but was it?
A journey on horseback through Kyrgyzstan and a visit to Germany offered inspiration for the year ahead
At their annual gathering, the delegates listed their heroes and villains, and threatened a Great British Brock Off
Viola, hebe, skimmia and cotoneaster are just some of the options for homes and gardens at Christmas
The journal Hortus explores the story behind the French couturier’s famous villa and garden in Morocco
The Bard wrote about flowers but there is no evidence he grew them — so why so are there so many Shakespeare gardens?
Mount Hymettus is a model for donors who want to restore a landscape after the ravages of war