Monday, June 20, 2011

IHF (Ian Hamilton Finlay)

Faisal's 'stick' lettering inspired me to post this! (see )


  1. IHF goes extra-terrestrial...Little Sparta becomes Planet Sparta.

  2. LS is a planet (or was) twice I visited and the third i decided as i approached his gateway to not enter (he was dead then.)

  3. Hello:
    We were intrigued to see your refernce here, and on Faisal's post, to IHF. A very dear friend of ours, JB, knew him exceptionally well and stayed with Ian on numerous occasions to paint in the garden. Many of the Little Sparta paintings were shown at the Redfern three or four years ago.

    She also, as it happened, knew Harold Acton and painted his garden as well.

  4. Thanks for your comment..Ir seems very few UK garden lovers have bothered to take the trek north to see this great garden though!