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Spectacular Cactus Garden, Lanzarote

By John Brennan, 18/10/2019

Spectacular Cactus Garden, Lanzarote

Has anyone been to the cactus garden designed by Cesar Manrique in Lanzarote?

"At this Jardín de Cactus over 1,100 species of cacti fill a disused quarry amid the island’s otherworldly, volcanic landscape

Look at any interiors magazine, fashion shoot or cutting-edge furniture store and you’ll see that cacti – once the dusty inhabitants of old ladies’ windowsills – are having a moment. Their hipster fans should get themselves over to Lanzarote and the incredible Jardín de Cactus, sunken

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Japanese Herb Garden

By John Brennan, 18/10/2019

Japanese Herb Garden

What did you think of the gardens at Chelsea Flower Show this year?
Here's one that may appeal to some, by Japanese designers, it has a simple pared down aspect full of plants that can be used as herbal medicine by those with that knowledge:

"Designed for a practitioner of Kampo, a system of Japanese herbal medicine, this is a garden that celebrates the route to health and happiness through plants. Each plant has been carefully selected for its health-giving, beneficial qualities, many of

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Todmorden's Incredible Edible Movement

By John Brennan, 18/10/2019

Todmorden

The Incredible Edible Movement in Todmorden is still going strong and has inspired 100 other groups throughout the UK and there are others popping up around the globe all the time.
Two women began this movement by turning disused verges in the former mill town of Todmorden into free food plots, gradually other people in the town got involved fostering a sense of community and responsibility among the local residents, and creating interaction and bonding among the neighbours.
Back in 2007 Pam

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