Latin lessons

Regents Park

The skies have been blue all week in London, not that you’d know it from this blog – so this pic should redress the balance. On the way to Regent’s Park this lunchtime, I walked past the Royal College of Physicians. Its themed raised beds always look good but this one looked especially lovely today, bursting with spring flowers. All the plants have discreet labels bearing their Latin names and you don’t even have to bend to read them, as the beds are at waist height.

1 thought on “Latin lessons”

  1. RCP – the late Denys Lasdun’s masterpiece – for those of you who love National Theatre-esque refined brutalism! I wonder if he had a feel for planting or whether he collaborated with others on this aspect of his buildings. I shall ask someone who worked with him on his last building and report back…


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