Author(s)/Editor(s): Gabriella Hirst, Warren Harper
Publisher: Old Waterworks
Pages: 84 + 10
Dimensions: 250 x 200 mm, 148 x 210 mm
Format: Softcover with pamphlet insert
The publication compiles both written investigations and a visual essay of watercolour botanical drawings, mind maps, garden plans and diagrams. An English Garden speculates upon possible links between the British Imperial programme of ‘gardening the world’, the enduring impact of nuclear colonialism, and the political symbolism of plants, focussing namely on the cultivated rose plant as a highly manipulated ornamental species weighed down by powerful and contradictory meaning. Each copy of An English Garden comes with the pamphlet ‘How to Make a Bomb’ as an insert.