In Los Angeles, a Hilltop Garden Party With a Tower of Crudités

Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson — the chef-owners of the restaurant Kismet — hosted a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern feast…


Gardens of Good and Evil

I’ve always thought of gardens as benign, even virtuous places. It wasn’t until the lockdowns of 2020 that the garden…


A Quite Contrary Alphabet Book Asks, How Did Our Gardens Grow?

AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GARDENING FOR COLORED CHILDREN: An Alphabetary of the Colonized World, by Jamaica Kincaid. Illustrated by Kara Walker.…


Is Your Garden Missing Something? You May Need a Large Pot (or Several).

An imposing work of pottery can be as important to the design of a landscape as any well-placed plant. And…


Gardens of Stone, Moss, Sand: 4 Moments of Zen in Kyoto

Once, when the Buddha was asked to preach about a flower he was presented, he instead “gazed at it in…


Is There Something Radical About Painting Flowers?

Many artists who made their names in figurative work are now creating a different sort of portrait.


How to Host a Proper English Pub Lunch

The chef Margot Henderson on gathering friends for a meal at the Three Horseshoes inn in Somerset and the perfect…


Frick Leader to Step Down After a 14-Year Run

Having seen the museum’s controversial renovation through to completion, Ian Wardropper plans to retire in 2025.


Annual Vines Can Transform Your Garden in a Single Season. Here’s How.

Whether you want cut flowers or a striking vertical display, these seeds will flourish in no time — given the…


‘Gardens of Anuncia’ Review: The Broadway Star and the Women Who Molded Her

Michael John LaChiusa’s beautifully sung tribute to sisterly admiration, starring Priscilla Lopez, was inspired by the early life of the…

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