The Art of the Garden

Lulah Ellender explores Sussex’s creative green spaces.

The Power of Horticulture: One Garden in Stanmer Park

One Garden at Stanmer Park.

While there is something inherently democratic about gardening there is also no doubt that it can feel like an exclusive world. Well-known gardens generally charge money for entry or are part of grand estates where many of us don’t feel any connection – or welcome…

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Picasso, Potatoes and Parsley

Farleys Garden.

At the end of ROSA #2 you can see a photo of Picasso standing on a triangle of grass in Muddles Green. It feels an incongruous image – one of the most influential artists of the 20th century standing in a beret and wool suit, pointing at a road sign in a sleepy Sussex village. Why was he here?

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This Immortal Rhythm: Monk’s House

Monk's House in Rodmell.

I’m not sure if it’s the two solemn-faced busts of the previous occupants, Virginia and Leonard Woolf, or Virginia’s sad death that create such a strong sense of the past haunting the present in the garden at Monk’s House in Rodmell…

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