A Green Thought in a Green Shade

'A Green Thought in a Green Shade' documents people enjoying Bournemouth’s Upper and Central Gardens. Drawing its title from Andrew Marvell’s poem ‘The Garden’, the project sees Marvell’s poetic sentiments in a contemporary and less idealised context. The chosen location exemplifies the idea that the environmental psychologists Rachel and Stephen Kaplan propose for the ‘perfect’ park or garden. Their philosophy suggests such spaces should possess a sense of mystery in order to stimulate, yet not intimidate, their visitors.

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Isobel Taylor

  • Photographer


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