Saturday, 14 May 2011

Gardening in the Round

a round raised bed with round table in the background
I visit many gardens, and they rarely nowadays seem to have round beds; we view them as through a proscenium arch, but taking the theatrical analogy one step further, how much easier it is to view them in the round. The plants, like actors, can be viewed from all sides, and all angles. So how interesting that at this year's Malvern Spring Gardening Show, so may gardens and exhibits were 'round'; and so cleverly thought out, you could prowl around them and from every angle, caught a glimpse of something new. 

round shapes abound in this garden - what joy to leap from giant stepping stone to the next one (they weren't stepping stones of course; I should have been more observant but was in camera mode today
We create our own personal theatre when we garden, think of backdrops and stage sets; sometimes our designs gel, on other occasions they seem out of place; do not merge into the further landscape. 'All the world's a stage', wrote Shakespeare centuries ago, and we in our own garden kingdoms or queendoms, make the world our own.

Blogger is returning to normal, seemingly, though with a new system for uploading photos, which I have had to learn whilst posting on all my four blogs today. Malvern on each one, and each with a different theme; so please clock on the links (left) to see what else I have discovered on my Malvern Trail today. I'm on track with my self-imposed Blogathon.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, the circular bed looks fab! Where did you find/buy the wooden blocks to create the bed?