No. 30 – The New Natural Garden

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No. 30 – The New Natural Garden

Issue #30 of Garden Making for summer 2017 focuses on what we’re calling The New Natural Garden. We explore ideas and suggestions to encourage gardeners to let nature help guide the design of their gardens.

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“When you stop to think about it, making a garden is an unnatural process,” writes Editor-in-Chief Beckie Fox in her editor’s column. “I hope this issue’s theme helps add to the understanding of how our gardens can be more of a partner with nature.”

Articles about the theme include:

  • “Can We Embrace the New Natural?” by Belinda Gallagher, an instructor at the University of Guelph in Ontario.
  • “Wild-ish at Heart,” by Tony Spencer, who has studied naturalistic gardens around the world and writes
  • “Invite Wildness,” an excerpt from her new book, Grow Curious: Creative Activities to Cultivate Joy, by Gayla Trail of Toronto, who posts on
  • “Splendour of Our Native Grasses,” by Stephen Westcott-Gratton, with 10 suggestions for gorgeous native grasses.

Other articles in the issue include:

We also asked nine Canadians to write about gardens that inspired them and have contributions from:

Published May 2017