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Inspirational Ideas from Innisfree Garden

A few weeks ago I visited Innisfree, a wonderful garden in Millbrook, New York which I first visited fifteen years ago. Unless my memory is out of whack, the garden hasn’t changed significantly since then, but I have. In the intervening years, I’ve visited hundreds of gardens around the world, and as I entered Innisfree,…

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How to ‘See’ a Garden

This special blog post is an excerpt from Autobiography of a Garden, the book about the creation and development of Glen Villa Art Garden, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.      Questions to Ask Yourself When Visiting a Garden Context How does the garden relate to the world around it? Is the location special in…

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Autobiography of a Garden

You are invited!   On Thursday,  I’m launching Autobiography of a Garden from 5-7 at the Visual Arts Centre,  350 Victoria Ave, Westmount, Quebec. Wine and cheese will be served!     Autobiography of a Garden tells the story of my 25-year journey, as a conventional country property became a landscape that challenges what a…

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My Field of Dreams

La Seigneurie is part of Timelines, the trail at Glen Villa Art Garden that explores ideas about history, memory and our relationship to the land. Choosing the route wasn’t easy: there were many choices. I knew, though, that Timelines had to explore the terrain on both sides of the road that runs between our neighbouring…

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Flowers and Vegetables at the Reford Gardens

When I was a girl, you grew flowers in a flower garden, vegetables in a vegetable garden. Never the twain did meet — at least not if you were in tune with fashions of the day. But there is a long history of growing companion crops, and today flowers and vegetables are often grown together,…

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