Julia celebrates trees in some of the notable gardens around Penzance, takes a trip to Tresco and enjoys a fictional account of the life of gardener and naturalist John Tradescant.
With a reminder that the natural world is already preparing for spring, Julia considers the work and legacy of sculptor Barbara Hepworth, the symmetry of David Hicks' garden designs and a local example of sustainability in gardening.
In Julia's stroll through the alphabet we reach R and meet garden designer Humphry Repton who was famed for his Red Books; and Scottish poet Robbie Burns known for comparing his love to a red, red rose.
Reaching Q, Julia finds gardens that offer moments of quiet, celebrates a radio classic and recalls a poet and novelist who was known as ‘the greatest living Cornishman'.
Julia celebrates skillful pruning with an example close to Morrab Gardens, and captures the essence of summer in the perfume of pot pourri
Recalling a visit to the Orto Botanico in Florence, Julia looks at the history of botanical gardens, and learns of their new role in combatting the many threats to future global food supplies from climate change and disease.
Julia visits a local garden to see one of the National Collections, and chooses Night-Scented plants for her own house.
Julia Grigg celebrates Morrab's magnificent magnolias and the flower motifs of William Morris's designs, and visits the Garden Museum. But Julia starts this Miscellany with the meditative poetry of Andrew Marvel
Reaching L in her Morrab Miscellany, Julia Grigg enjoys the heady scent of lilies, explores the landscapes of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown and admires the pleached limes at Sissinghurst.
Garden designers over the centuries have left a lasting legacy in their ideas and in the gardens they created. In this Morrab Miscellany, Julia writes about William Kent who used his talent and experience as an artist to revolutionise garden design 300 years ago.