Alan Chadwick: Man and the Totality of Nature

A video interview given at Covelo, California, in 1978, by the man once called “the greatest horticulturist of the 20th century”.

…his consummate skills as an artist made his gardens works of art in themselves. They were embodiments of beauty so powerful as to shake the world view of those who entered into them. You had to reorient your thinking to account for the irrefutable observation that nature could respond so abundantly to the hand of a gardener who approached her with the right attitude: with reverence, with a willingness to work within her laws, with a respect for all of life.

Click here to go to the video.


With thanks to Alan-Chadwick.org. For further information on Chadwick’s work and legacy, you can also visit The Alan Chadwick Archive.

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