'Whether you are photographing war gardens or sowing tomatoes, designing clothes in a garden house or fixing stuff in a shed, gardens are places to grow. As the marvellously direct fashion designer Nigel Cabourn told us when we interviewed him in his garden in Gosforth, ‘What you’ve done to me today is make me realise how f***ing important this garden is to me! It’s obviously influenced me without me realising it.’ We know how he feels.
This is Rakesprogress. We hope you enjoy it and grow with us.
From a hidden gem of an English garden created by a French jewellery designer and her Hermès artistic director husband, to an oasis of beauty in the foothills of the Atlas mountains, via an exotic garden hanging onto a clifftop above the French Riviera, you’ll find gardens that are as breathtaking as they are beautiful in Volume 15 of Rakesprogress.
With 272-pages dedicated to the art of gardens, plants and flowers, you will also find the story of the forgotten flower woman who inspired Christian Dior, a photo essay of Scrapyard Haiku and the plant portraits of Juergen Teller, Maggi Hambling, Dan Pearson and Margeret Howell. All this comes with the latest issue of our award-winning 160-page fragrance special, Rakes Sense.'