“I have found, through years of practice, that people garden in order to make something grow: to interact with nature: to share, to find sanctuary, to heal, to honor the earth, to leave a mark. Through gardening, we feel whole as we make our personal work of art upon our land.”
—Julie Moir Messervy,
The Inward Garden, 1995, pg. 19
Welcome to the March Home & Garden issue! We are thrilled to showcase exquisite greenhouses in the Science column written by Steve Humphrey. The greenhouses at Lincliffe are the main focus of the column, and Steve shares some of the histories about them. We also include images of the greenhouses by Hartley Botanic that are handmade in the North of England. The stories that Steve shares may inspire you to think about gardening and the possibilities of getting your own greenhouse. As you see in the images, some greenhouses have tables and chairs set up for dining purposes and sitting areas for lounging. Just goes to show you that a greenhouse has multiple uses. It has been a thrill for me to observe my husband, Steve, as he explores the many gardening adventures. Tending a garden takes excellent care, patience and a green thumb. Hopefully, I will grow some exotic flowers that will impress even the most well-versed gardener one day.
Four of the six co-chairs for the annual Speed Ball, Douglas Riddle, Stephen Lewis, along with Brookes and Greg Pope are featured in this issue discussing their favorite art form at the Speed Museum. One of my favorite things to do is to visit an art museum. Usually, I start off with lunch in the museum restaurant and check out the available exhibits. This adds so much to the entire experience. I highly recommend it when you get the chance. The Wiltshire Pantry Founder, Susan Hershberg, manages the restaurant within the Speed Museum. The next time you’re there, check out the menu and try it for yourself.
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Janice Carter Levitch Humphrey