Robin Lane Fox writes a gardening column for the FT Weekend supplement.
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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
The flowering season now lasts until mid November, making gardens of the past look dull by comparison
This under-appreciated tree offers both autumnal colours and bright fruits and berries
How the great 18th-century garden architect defined a landscape still relevant in Europe and beyond
Many of the chosen artists at ‘Flora Japonica’ observed their specimens in leaf, flower and seed or fruit across many months
Make the most of the longer season and plan ahead for next spring before the price of plants from Europe increases
Coton Manor in Northamptonshire was an inheritance that might have intimidated many, but the Pasley-Tylers accepted the challenge
A trip to Thasos takes a dramatic turn, and raises the question: are devastating wildfires part of nature’s ‘balance’?
Newly planted edges put the ‘garden' back in Kew — but for true success the design needs to evolve
They are a great alternative to tulips, helping to fill the gap between spring and summer, and able to multiply year after year
If spring is a garden in childhood then autumn signals pensioner status, but careful nurturing now will ensure a colourful send-off
Fountains remain popular but where is the old lightheartedness that used to be employed in the use of water?
An exhibition at New York Botanical Garden celebrates the influence of gardening on American Impressionism
‘Lost’ sketches unearthed at the Hermitage depict the landscape gardener’s years at Hampton Court
A journey on horseback into Central Asia takes gardening correspondent Robin Lane Fox into valleys crammed with flora
Avondale Nursery is tricky to find but a visit is worth the effort, particularly for its asters, pokers and sanguisorbas
Sometimes the best thing about going away is coming home, especially when you are greeted by floral surprises
Arabella Lennox-Boyd’s planting scheme enhances Zaha Hadid’s striking extension at London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery
A visit to Levens Hall and Cath’s Garden Plants in England’s Lake District reveals two very different approaches to planting
A swath of greenery planted on top of John Lewis in London’s Oxford Street offers a haven for shoppers — and wildlife
While shifting my useless garden clay, my namesake, the robin redbreast, appeared
A visit to the master English rose breeder is an education in the principles of producing healthy and vigorous plants
Hermannshof near Heidelberg is a rigorously planned site that doesn’t follow trends — it creates them
My 44-year-old eider duck sleeping bag is my long-stop in life, even if the pound collapses next week
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