Successful gardening is not necessarily a question of wealth. It is a question of love, taste and knowledge.
What we are after is a sense of poetry in the landscape, a magnificent lift which will enrich the lives of the people who are moving about in the landscape that we’re doing for them. Anything less than that is cheating them, and it is cheating ourselves.
‘Walking through a narrow and dark tunnel of the Alhambra, the beautiful Patio de los Mirtos of that old palace was handed to me, narrow, quiet and solitary. It contained what a successful garden should contain: nothing less than the whole universe. ‘
John Fowles (The tree)
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood)
F. García Lorca, 1917
If the design is strong, the design might survive and transform. Thus there can be something lasting in the changing landscape. This is the essence of beauty in a cultural landscape.
C. Th. Sørensen, 1963
If you have a lot of nature in your city, it becomes a more enjoyable place. That’s my own feeling about it.