Charles Elliott

The Telos of Titchmarsh

A Philosophy of Gardens


Oxford University Press 184pp £17.99 order from our bookshop

This terrifying little book represents an attempt by a professor of philosophy to establish – what else? – a philosophy of gardens. None, he argues, presently exists. There is plenty of garden writing, discussion of gardens, theorising about what makes a garden good or bad, but no real philosophy of gardens acceptable to a critical thinker like himself. 

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