Mary Keen

Adachi Museum Garden, Yasugi, Japan (From The Japanese Garden)

Nothing’s coming up roses in the garden these days

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Emotional geography is now a recognised academic subject. Is emotional botany heading the same way? This is a year for…

‘The upper part of the cascade at Hafod’ by John ‘Warwick’ Smith, 1793

How to view the view

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Landskipping is about viewing the view, from the 18th century to the present. From the title (which is the only…

‘Harvesting’ by Adrian Allinson. 1939 From Of Cabbages and Kings by Caroline Foley

Is there anything new left in gardening books?

22 November 2014 9:00 am

‘Whither the novel’ was a great dinner party topic in the 1960s. It is a question less aired these days,…

This beautiful new history of Kew Gardens needs a bit of weeding

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Edward Bawden’s Kew Gardens is a beautiful book. Lovers of early 20th-century British art will find it hard to stop…