…in the American gardening press, where it's all about laziness and snobbery. We have great gardens here in the U.S., too! Take a look around, you journalists, and consider reporting the evidence of your own eyes!
And unless you happen to live in Portland, Oregon, there is relatively little useful information to be gotten out of British gardens. Yes, they have the perfect climate for lush perennial borders. No, we don't. Yes, they have beautiful ancient stonework everywhere. No, we don't. Yes, they have greenbelts that allow for pristine country views. No, we don't.
That said, I was struck this morning by a particularly lovely piece of writing in the New York Times from the man who actually lives at Sissinghurst and doesn't just admire it because he's supposed to: Adam Nicholson, grandson of the garden's makers.