We’d like to know how to stimulate interest in new specimens along a display path, where to put them for greatest impact. Here’s a suggestion.
To one extent or another, every path is a display path. Regardless of its primary use, every path goes beyond offering strolls or destinations to providing continuous exhibits of natural or cultural features along its route. Beverley Nichols makes a similar point in his memoir Green Grows the City, arguing that every garden path is […]
Paths, which were once simply means for enjoying fresh air, outdoor socializing and reaching destinations, have been more recently since work and travel have become less physically demanding called upon increasingly to provide opportunities for physical exertion. Walking at any speed provides fundamental, wide ranging beneficial exercise. As the American physician Alvah H. Doty recommended […]
The Rousham landscape as completed in 1741 and still today offers the ingredients solo and social strollers seek in a naturalistic setting: easy access, broad, clear walkways, a sense of safety, a world apart, apparent extent, and opportunities for exploration. The primary walk is readily accessible. It starts and ends at the house, which is […]
Mystery, properly displayed, is a prime human motivator, especially when we are on a leisurely stroll.