John Brookes MBE

(Photo by: Gwendolyn van Paasschen) Chaenomeles on a frosty January morning It’s that moment in early spring when bulbs and perennials begin poking their heads through the cold soil, reaching...
On a warm Sunday morning last August, I found myself deadheading roses at Denmans, the garden in England that belongs to my friend, John Brookes. A well-known international garden designer and...
Eyebrows always shoot up when John Brookes, the renowned British landscape designer, declares that garden design is “not about the plants”.  He says this to every client,...