An amusing and thought-provoking compendium of columns, articles, essays and reviews from this acute, knowledgeable and irreverent commentator.
In a career that has ranged from Country Life to Wallpaper* spanning the full range between the two, and latterly including the Daily Telegraph and the New York Times Tim Richardson has gone, both intellectually and geographically, where few other garden writers dare to tread. There are no articles here about the best ways to grow sweet peas or potatoes: Tim is more likely to venture into the realms of art, philosophy or politics.
This collection contains articles which have influenced the way we think about gardens as well as one or two which proved too hot to handle and resulted in his being fired as a columnist.
Tim Richardson is a garden historian, journalist and critic. His books include The New English Garden (2013), The Arcadian Friends: Inventing the English Landscape Garden (2007), Great Gardens of America (2009), and Oxford College Gardens (2015). He writes regularly for newspapers and magazines including the Daily Telegraph, the New York Times and Gardens Illustrated. He is also the author of Oxford University's course on the history of the English landscape garden, and advises the National Trust on landscape conservation. In 2014 15 he was visiting professor in landscape art at Vienna University of Arts. He is the founder-director of the Chelsea Fringe, the alternative gardens festival.