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Robin Lane Fox

Robin Lane Fox is an Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford. He has been the weekly gardening columnist of the Financial Times since 1970. His Augustine: Conversions and Confessions will be published in 2015.
 (January 2015)

Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1914; photograph by Arnold Genthe

The Gardens of Their Dreams

Wishful thinking is entwined with gardening. We plant, we dream, we fantasize about flowers, and we see behind them the people who once gave them to us or first showed us their beauty. Reality then intervenes.

Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens and the Women Who Designed Them

an exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden, May 17–September 7, 2014

The Mythology of Plants: Botanical Lore from Ancient Greece and Rome

by Annette Giesecke

Pleasures of the Garden: A Literary Anthology

edited by Christina Hardyment

The Gardens of the British Working Class

by Margaret Willes

The Plant Hunters: The Adventures of the World’s Greatest Botanical Explorers

by Carolyn Fry

The Golden Age of Botanical Art

by Martyn Rix

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