Roberto Burle Marx single-handedly changed the face of tropical garden design while introducing to the world a host of amazing indigenous Brazilian plants hitherto ignored by Brazilians. In the process became an international figure. It’s intriguing to delve into his soul as an artist and plantsman to find out why his impact was so gargantuan. Continue reading “Roberto Burle Marx’s private Sitio”
Many of the gardens designed by Burle Marx have been demolished or languish under neglect but many are lovingly maintained. A few we can visit quite easily, more though are hard to see unless on an organised tour. Of the four I mention here, only the first is freely open to the public.
Listen as Catherine Stewart, of GardenDrum.com and Garden Travel Hub, talks to Michael Williams on ABC Radio National and lists some of the best gardens to visit around the world. Which ones should be on your gardens bucket-list? Continue reading “Great Gardens to visit around the world”