Saturday, May 24, 2008

A return to the parterre

It was my great pleasure whilst wandering through the Carlton Gardens last week to discover that they are re-creating the original nineteenth-century parterres.

The Carlton Gardens has suffered from various interventions, as many public gardens do, but perhaps more than others having been given the privilege of being the chosen site of the quite rubbish Melbourne Flower and Garden Show.

But back to the parterres. They have not yet been planted, but the shapes have been laid out. We shall see what appears in the spring.

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