Gardens and Language — What’s the Missing Link?

Garden sculpture at Little Sparta, designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay

I’m always fascinated by the ways that garden design intersects with other art forms.  The connection between gardens and painting is obvious and intuitive, and has a long history in garden design.  After all, English landscape “improvers” like Capability Brown were really attempting to create idealized landscapes common in paintings by the likes of Poussin and Lorraine. Continue reading