Vol 29 No 1 (2013)
Book & Film Reviews

Billinghurst, "The Armchair Book of Gardens: A Miscellany"

Lisa Woynarski
University of London
Published November 19, 2013


Billinghurst has created a beautiful botanical collage of illustration, poetry and prose about the history and significance of gardening. Acknowledging gardens not only as places of sensuous pleasures but as a way of viewing the world, gardens as ecological sites is largely missed from the miscellany. Drawing on gardens as a worldview, gardening is considered as a way of fostering an ecological identity in relation to the way it may remind us of our embeddedness in the more-than-human world.