Anne’s Writing

Links to newspaper and magazine articles by Anne Wareham

by AnneWareham on February 12, 2012

 In The Garden (RHS)

Non-Gardeners see the Beauty

How do we define ‘gardeners’?

Inspired by Meadows

You never stop designing a garden

In the Telegraph:

Garden photography: a form of worship?

Strim your way to Sanity

Bird Bath Disaster

The Garden Media Guild Awards – Glittering prizes for the green-fingered

Nightmare with Grasses

Veddw on television with Alan Titchmarsh.

Water: what is it good for?

Step back for the long -term view

The flat earth Society

A succession of amazing humiliations 

Don’t put up with underwhelming plants

Why I hate gardening

Tulips can dazzle as well on the compost heap as in the garden

Plantaholism is the real killer

Join the conservatory party

Flat or sloping garden: which is best?

In the Spectator

– these articles are now behind a paywall but you can read them here:

The War on Beauty

Please shut the Gates 

The Emperor’s New Weeds 

From the Guardian Friday debate and Guardian blog

I’m sick of ‘lovely’ gardens

Paint it black

Gardening doesn’t need celebrities

Is it time for a £50 entrance fee?

Don’t let the garden pundits push you around


Meadows – by Any name?

Rose Gardens: don’t we hate them?

Frightfully Formal

In America

Thinking Veddw in ‘Leaf’

On ‘Garden Rant’


Fennel and Fern – Real Gardens: Veddw

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You never stop designing a garden, by Anne Wareham

October 2, 2014

“First you need to learn your plants and have an eye for placing them. You also need to see what’s wrong and edit it. I visit my gardens every two years and still there are mistakes.” Piet Oudolf. This piece was published in The Garden and addresses something that concerns me a lot = which […]

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Seeing the Garden by Anne Wareham

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Gardens Need Critics by Anne Wareham for The Garden Design Journal

March 10, 2011

People glibly and carelessly refer to gardens as “art.” Well, maybe gardens could be art – but not until we get some serious garden criticism. No art form can thrive without the serious discussion and dialogue which criticism offers: it raises standards, informs, educates and promotes intelligent debate. It is the very lifeblood of any […]

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Veddw in late summer by Anne Wareham for the English Garden Magazine

March 10, 2011

  The trick to keeping your borders going all the way through to the winter is shopping. Garden centres report that their peak period for plant purchases is spring, which is why we have a great many gardens that peak early in the year and very few good late gardens. If you want good borders […]

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Being Criticised, by Anne Wareham

March 9, 2011

Speaker’s Corner Piece for Gardens Illustrated Last year we spent a bleak winter’s day removing and burning many yards of maturing holly hedge. It was a bleak day not so much because of the weather as because of the task. It had taken ten years to grow the hedge and it was gone in an […]

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