A photographic tour of the beautiful gardens of two Sri Lankan brothers: architect Geoffrey Bawa's Lunuganga, an English-style folly, and Bevis Bawa's Brief Garden, an unusual series of jungle garden rooms.
We wish we were at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which opened today and runs through May 26, 2012, but in lieu of attending, we have a round-up of links about the show, which always features many varieties of gardens, including Cleve West's Best in Show (above), visiting royals, new plants, and more. Plus, why you should consider visiting the Chelsea Fringe Festival (which has a bicycling beer garden!) if you're already in London.
Over on, well, the fringes of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, is the Chelsea Fringe Festival. With community gardeners, "plant graffiti," and more, the Chelsea Fringe Festival is definitely worth checking out if you're already in London for the Flower Show.
GARDEN DESIGN is once again an educational partner with Landslide, the Cultural Landscape Foundation's annual thematic compendium of at-risk landscapes. Learn about this annual event, which highlights landscapes that are being threatened, including the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (above), which was spotlighted in 2009, and luckily, saved in 2011. Remember to submit your nominations for this year's Landslide. Nominations are due May 31, 2012.
Interior designer Lucien Rees Roberts and his partner, architect Steven Harris, bought an island paradise in Croatia. This is the story of how they, along with landscape architect David Kelly, transformed an overgrown property into an amazing summer home with timeless Mediterranean views.
A gallery of photographs of artists Helen and Brice Marden's inn in Nevis, in the Caribbean, with gardens designed by Raymond Jungles, including close-up of many of the tropical plants on the property.