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Hidcote, An American’s English Garden

ONE EVENING LAST WEEK, I attended the first-ever public lecture at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s new Visitor Center — a helix-shaped, mostly glass structure with a planted roof that I had been prepared to dislike for its modernity, but have … Continue reading

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Dianne B’s Enchanted Acre

LAST SATURDAY, even though I felt like sh*t (flu-like symptoms from a prophylactic tetanus shot the day before), I dragged myself to the village of East Hampton to get a first-hand view of the fabled gardening talents of Dianne B, … Continue reading

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East Hampton’s Garden Guru

TODAY I WANT TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION to the multi-talented Dianne Benson, a former fashion designer and retailer (I still have a fab dress from the ’80s with her label that I can’t bring myself to let go of). She … Continue reading

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Saving Great Dixter

TWO YEARS AGO, in early April, I had the pleasure of visiting Great Dixter in East Sussex, England, the estate of Christopher Lloyd, who spent his life tending gardens and gigantic, whimsical topiaries begun by his own father and Edwin … Continue reading

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