Listed in the 2018 World Monuments Watch, the ‘Potager du Roi’, the kitchen garden created 340 years ago for Sun King Louis XIV in Versailles Palace, France, has an opportunity to design a new form of gardening aesthetics to produce the fruits and vegetables sovereigns would dream to have on their table. Continue reading
Organisations from twelve European countries exhibited seven hundred varieties of heritage apples and pears from 5 to 8 October at Europom 2017 in the Czech Republic. Here are some of the countries’ contributions I witnessed.
Being guided through the cherry collection at Brogdale last week felt like being transported into an Eden of colours, shapes and tastes.
My personal contribution to the Europan 14 urban project for Aurillac, my home town in France.
‘Brexit’, the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, enables us to look afresh at the question of British jam standards, without being disturbed by the fear of European over-regulation. In Part 1, we look at the ‘jam wars’ that took place in the country in 2013.
Fruit trees planted in January 2014, vines in the autumn, Gilbert’s garden near Aubagne in Provence looks quite mature already. “Stunning results”, the amateur gardener told me this summer.
Thousands of fruit trees grow in historical Prague, in various spaces accessible to the public.
When I visited a retired primary school teacher passionate about pear trees last week, I didn’t expect to find a hundred fruit trees so high up in the hills, on the remains of the largest volcano in Europe.
Are fruit trees dedicated to late people in public spaces a good idea and who can pick and eat the fruit?
Chaplin’s World museum, set in the Swiss house where the artist spent the last 25 years of his life, opened on 16 April in Corsier sur Vevey. To me the stars of the day were not only the movie stars, but also the fruit trees in and outside the Manoir de Ban’s park. Continue reading