Fountain in the Islamic Paradise Garden of the Alcazaba of Almería, Spain.

Paradise Gardens – an inspiration for garden enthusiasts: Julia Grigg’s Morrab Miscellany

Gardens have long been a place for reflection and contemplation, for seeking inspiration. In her Morrab Miscellany, Julia Grigg considers classic examples of a tranquil space, the Paradise Gardens, from their origins in ancient Persia to their adoption throughout the Islamic world and beyond.
Spring flowers - daffodils flowering in Morrab Gardens

F for the First Day of Spring: Julia Grigg's Morrab Miscellany

In this Morrab Miscellany, Julia Grigg celebrates the First day of Astronomical Spring, and a quintessentially English piece of music inspired by the sound of the First Cuckoo. And Spring in Cornwall is not complete without our flowers - particularly the daffodils that are sent 'up country' to give others a foretaste of the unfolding season.

D for DH Lawrence, Darwin and his Dogs: Julia Grigg's Morrab Miscellany

In Julia's Morrab Miscellany through the alphabet we arrive at D, where we learn about DH Lawrence and the time he and his wife Frieda spent in West Cornwall, and how Charles Darwin's beloved dogs helped him develop his influential ideas.

C for CITY GARDENS, for the CALM we breathe in: Julia Grigg's Morrab Miscellany

Julia contemplates city gardens, the quiet green places that are so calming and a haven for those of us who live with limited outside space. From the ideas of an early eighteenth century visionary to an escape from the stress of the modern day, Julia shows how gardens can enhance well-being.