The Self-Taught Gardener Who Designed the Kennedy White House Rose Garden

September 16, 2020

Bunny Mellon_white_house_rose_garden_before_and_afterPhotos: White House Historical Association and White House, via Twitter.

Melania Trump’s recent redesign of the White House Rose Garden did not meet with universal approval. While many appreciated Oehme, van Sweden and Associates and Perry Guillot’s highly pared-back scheme … Read More...

A Hidden Greenhouse Garden in Mexico City Abandoned Factory

July 30, 2020

A Hidden Greenhouse Garden in Mexico City Abandoned Factory

Hidden within a 6.4-acre botanical garden in Mexico City’s Santa Marîa la Ribera district lies an abandoned factory transformed into as a vast greenhouse garden filled with aromatic native plants.

A Hidden Greenhouse Garden in Mexico City Abandoned Factory

Hidden Greenhouse Garden in Mexico City Abandoned Factory

The disused space is on the grounds of the botanical … Read More...

Lawn Mowed Into Checkerboard Becomes Natural Social Distancing Space

June 26, 2020

The novel Cornavirus has inspired some novel ideas. From personal glass greenhouses at an Amsterdam restaurant, stuffed pandas occupying chairs in a Bangkok eatery, to pool noodle hats at a cafe in Germany, people are exercising their collective creativity to Read More...

London’s Little Venice: More Cheerio Than Ciao

November 2, 2018

London's Little Venice cruise on the canal.

It was an unseasonably warm autumn day as I strolled along the water’s edge shaded by a canopy of trees. I took my place in line (or “queued up” as the Brits say) to board the 55 minute London Waterbus Read More...

A Tiny Secret Garden in London

September 30, 2018

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You won’t accidentally stumble onto Gibbons Rent, a tiny narrow cut through between Magdalen and Bermondsey Streets in London SE1. Tucked away in the shadow of the towering spire-like skyscraper known as The Shard and close to the busy London Read More...

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