This series is about the pleasure of visiting gardens, particularly those of notable design and history. Every article is an account of one of my garden visits, mostly in England but also in Japan and elsewhere. While I take the reader with me around a garden, I share the garden’s history and details of the people who shaped it. My underlying subject is garden design: how it evolved over the centuries and how it reflects wider cultural changes. And, for those who want to visit gardens themselves, I give practical information at the end of each article.