RIP Charles Jencks

Bee witchedBee witched Scottish BordersPosts: 469
Hello everyone,

I've been lucky enough to see some of Charles Jencks' landform designs, including Northumberlandia (also known locally as Slag Alice), and his stunning design at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Many of you will know that, sadly, he died this week. 
Gardens Illustrated have a very good article about his work and his life ...

https://www.gardensillustrated.com/news/charles-jencks-dies-cosmic-speculation/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=GILL&utm_campaign=Newsletter%2016%2F10%2F19_217523_Gardens%20Illustrated_Newsletters

A very talented designer .... who used his gifts to make a real difference for cancer patients and their families.

Bee x
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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,955
    Thought his name rang a bell, then l realised the link with Maggie's centres. 
    Some stunning designs created by him.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,004
    I posted a link on the Forkers thread about it. I forgot to do it yesterday

    This is the  link
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-50056219
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Bee witchedBee witched Scottish BordersPosts: 469
    Hi @Fairygirl,

    I hadn't realised you'd already posted  .... Forkers is a thread I don't pop into too often.

    I'd love to get to the Garden of Cosmic Speculation .... looks like you have to book tickets early to be able to go as they are limiting the numbers these days.

    It's probably just a couple of hours away for me, so I'll see if I can get over there in 2020 (doesn't that sound really far away!)

    Bee x


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  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 504
    A great writer too...I really want to visit his extraordinary house when it opens as an archive in the future. Such a rich legacy he left and so much to inspire us all. 
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,004
    I don't have any photos of my trip unfortunately @Bee witched - it would have been about 15 years ago, and no digital camera  ;)
    I remember it being a bit tatty in places, but the big sculptural pieces were great.
    Hope you get the chance to go.  :)

    You're right @amancalledgeorge - he and his wife both leave a great legacy
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,955
    Sort of linked to this thread
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-50186599
    I despair at times.........
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,004
    I posted that link earlier on Forkers @AnniD. Some of us have donated. 
    Despicable cretins. I'm being very restrained there too. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Birmingham Posts: 955
    A great writer too...I really want to visit his extraordinary house when it opens as an archive in the future. Such a rich legacy he left and so much to inspire us all. 
    We could both go together mate x
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,745
    A great writer too...I really want to visit his extraordinary house when it opens as an archive in the future. Such a rich legacy he left and so much to inspire us all. 
    We could both go together mate x
    That’s lovely, I love a day out with a friend, I never realised when you make derogatory remarks about George (as below) that you are really friends.  Have a lovely day at the house/garden.

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It's true love. I mentioned months ago about a guy couple on gardeners world and he keeps going on about it calling me anti gay 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 504
    He does get overfamiliar...but no need to pay him attention @Lyn it's what he's desperately after. Life is too short to give in to such blatant attention seeking.
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
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