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.