A message from
Michael McCoy

Garden designer, writer host of ABC TV series Dream Gardens and Travelling Masterclass tour leader.

For every hour I’ve spent gardening, I must have spent at least ten hours thinking about gardens- the plants, the processes and planting combinations. Most of my waking hours have been spent teasing out their anatomy, history, philosophy, and the power of a garden to delight, challenge, and nurture. It’s been a crazily steep learning curve that shows no sign of tapering off!

The Gardenist is about asking questions and connecting with like-minded companions on the journey. It’s about discovering the ‘why’ behind gardens as much as giving hands-on experience. Together we may happen on a few answers – which will, no doubt, lead to bigger questions. Bring them on!

Recent Post
PLANT OF THE WEEK #23: Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii
If Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii suddenly disappeared from our plant palettes, imagine the hole it would leave! What else would we ever find to flower at this time of year, s
Popular Post
PLANT OF THE WEEK #22: Rosemary 'Tuscan Blue'
Have you ever thought about how few shrubs there are that carry within their structure any strength of form?  A number have a predictable shape, but form – which says more about