Author Archives: Anne Guy

About Anne Guy

I am a garden designer living and working in rural Worcestershire For more information and to see examples of my work see www.anneguygardendesigns.co.uk

Cley Skies or Cley Days…

The small village of Cley situated on the North coast of Norfolk is a popular destination for tourists and birdwatchers. Its full name is Cley next the Sea and its pronunciation is a question of debate! Some locals pronounce Cley … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Cley next the Sea, Landscape, Nature Reserve, Norfolk, North Norfolk Coast, Sculpture Trail, Skies, Uncategorized | 13 Comments

The Garden at 120

I am always keen to visit newly created gardens, so whilst in London for a few days last month, I read of a new garden in the City which had only opened the week before and just had to pay … Continue reading

Posted in 120 Fen Court, Architecture, City of London, London, London Gardens, London Views, New London gardens, Sky Garden, The Garden at 120, Uncategorized, Wildlife | 4 Comments

Life on The Edge

Just a few miles south of the West Midlands conurbation, tucked below an escarpment topped with an Iron Age hill fort, lie some very curious former dwellings…the Rock Houses of Kinver. I have known of these rock houses for years … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Drakelow Tunnels, Kinver, Kinver Edge, Kinver Light Railway, Military Establishments, National Trust, Rock Houses Kinver, Subterranean Britain, Uncategorized, Wildlife | 12 Comments

Theatre of Small Convenience

A couple of months ago whilst walking through the picturesque Worcestershire town of Great Malvern, I spotted a door of an old building with an unusual sign…”The Theatre of Small Convenience”! Reading the notice below, this tiny building, transformed from … Continue reading

Posted in Curiosites, Great Malvern, Theatres, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

A Squawk In The Park

If you have ever visited any of London’s parks or gardens, then the chances are you may have heard a very un-British bird call. If you have been lucky you may even have caught a fleeting glimpse of some bright … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Kensington Gardens, London, London Gardens, Parakeets, Uncategorized, Wildlife | Tagged | 10 Comments

In Search of the Fifth Continent and a Desert

With my explorations of Rye and Winchelsea over (see my previous article Rye Rambles) I headed off into Kent towards Dungeness via Romney Marsh. Romney Marsh is sometimes known as “The Fifth Continent”… due to its natural beauty the diversity of … Continue reading

Posted in Derek Jarman, Dungeness, Kent, Lighthouses, Nature Reserve, Ossuary, Prospect Cottage Dungeness, Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, Romney Marsh, Royal Military Canal, Sound Mirrors | 14 Comments

Rye Rambles

Whilst I have spent a lot of time visiting places in East Sussex, I had never been to the eastern part of the county specifically to Winchelsea and Rye, so last July, booked a few days away to explore them. … Continue reading

Posted in E F Benson, East Sussex, Mapp and Lucia, Nature Reserve, Pett Level, Royal Military Canal, Rye, Rye Harbour, Uncategorized, Winchelsea | 19 Comments

Gormley Men

Last weekend a farewell party was held in the small Warwickshire village of Lowsonford to say goodbye to one of its famous residents.   Whilst only in residence for a year he had received many visits from art lovers and … Continue reading

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A Sad Day for Norton Folgate

Two weeks ago the Spitalfields Trust campaign to halt British Land’s destruction of Norton Folgate went to a judicial review in the High Court. Today I learnt of the Judge’s verdict… Justice Gilbart found in favour of Boris Johnson, the former Mayor of … Continue reading

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In Search of Shingle Street

A couple of years ago whilst in a bookshop in Aldeburgh, I saw a black and white postcard of a row of coastguard cottages called simply “Shingle Street”. It looked a desolate and mysterious place and one I simply had to … Continue reading

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