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It's one of those mild London days and close enough to spring that I feel inexorably drawn to the city's gardens.

My first stop is the Chelsea Physic Garden, a fascinating collection of medicinal plants that dates back to the late 1600s. Items are arranged according to utility and origin rather than aesthetics, so the stroll reveals a hodgepodge that ranges from the noble to the downright homely.

In fact, it feels like exactly what it is - a garden arranged by biochemistry graduates.

Next, I hop in a cab and head to Kensington to admire Holland Park, a tranquil delight and a convenient introduction to the work of England's greatest gardener, Lancelot "Capability" Brown.

Brown's idea was to split the difference between nature and artifice, and the garden is a correspondingly complex vision of carefully arranged disorder.

How does your garden grow?





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March 16, 2009 12:16 PM
First-comHr-1 galgito said...

I take the train every time I go to visit my folks.  It's an overnight with a change in NYC; I get my own little cabin and feel like I'm touching those of the past that had the opportunity to dine in style and have luggage that looks like it could survive hurricanes.  The food isnt too bad either, though it would be swell to have a real cooked meal instead of the micro-waved stuff; at least there is an attempt to have a decent place setting.  Congress needs to put more funding into the RR system and bring it up to par.

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