The Art of the Garden: how to grow Irises

It is an intoxicating idea.  The summer of 1939, the atmosphere shot through with the rumblings of impending war, and…

28 May 2019

The Art of the Garden: Van Gogh’s sunflowers

‘I’m painting with the gusto of a Marseillais eating bouillabaisse, which won’t surprise you when it’s a question of painting…

24 Apr 2019

The Art of the Garden: Pierre Bonnard’s Mimosas

In Bonnard’s dazzling ‘The Studio with Mimosas’, an energising, diagonal sweep of rich lemon fills over half the canvas. The…

21 Mar 2019