Photo by: Tom Mannion

At first approach, visitors to Allt-y-bela, Arne Maynard’s historic home in Usk, south Wales, might suspect the designer has been so distracted by projects around the world that he hasn’t had time to tend his own place.

This article was first published in Garden Design Winter 2012

Botanic Superlatives: World's Largest Rutabaga

November 22, 2011
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When Welsh farmer Ian Neale unearthed his enormous rutabaga (Brassica napobrassica) last month, he most likely had some sense of the notoriety it would usher in—the 68-year-old has been cultivating superlative vegetables for many years. He previously plucked a record-breaking celery (52 pounds), and a beetroot (51.5 pounds).