The Serpentine Gallery Garden Marathon was the sixth in the Gallery's acclaimed Marathon series. This two-day event explored the concept of the garden.
Dr Patrick Eyres is editor-publisher of the New Arcadian Journal, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2011. He has also published in numerous journals and books, and co-edited Sculpture and the Garden (Ashgate, 2006). Patrick had the good fortune to know Ian Hamilton Finlay for almost thirty years and has regularly visited Little Sparta, outside Edinburgh, since the late 1970s. Consequently, Finlay has featured in many NAJs, and the 2007 edition focused on his permanent landscape installations in the UK, mainland Europe and the USA. Patrick is a member of the Little Sparta Trust, which seeks to safeguard Finlay's garden.
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