Pleasant Place #4 Artichoke

Pleasant Place is a growing collection of publications about the art of gardening. Pleasant Place informs and inspires by offering both practical and in-depth information as well as unexpected approaches to everyday garden tasks and garden design. Through collaborations with experts and artists Pleasant Place caters both to those who grow gardens as well as those who imagine gardens.

Issue 4: Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus)

Let’s get to know this Mediterranean sweetheart, and add pops of purple to your garden!

Artichokes: A Botanical Introduction – with botanical illustrations by Scheltens & Abbenes
Chokes in Art History – an overview of artichokes in the art history
Future Finials – Six new garden ornaments
Artichokes: Palatably Plated – A culinary history from around the world
Nostrale from Niscemi – Cultivating artichokes on Sicily

A set of garden miniatures by Kazuma Eekman

The cover is by by Scheltens & Abbenes, the inside cover is by Stephanie Hardy, and graphic design is by fanfare

44 pages, plus miniatures in centrefold, 18 × 24 cm, English.

Guus Kaandorp
Floor Kortman
Lou-Lou van Staaveren

Published in Amsterdam. 2023