Rakes Progress #16


The progressive guide to gardens, plants and flowers. As well as garden-adjacent things that come about from a creative approach to the theme, interesting digressions that take you into the realms of art, fashion, food, architecture, animals, but always bring you closer to nature.

Another multi-seasonal issue covering a quarry garden in the Mediterranean, India’s largest flower market, a pocket of green in Covent Garden and more. As usual, each copy is accompanied by the free supplement-turned-sister publication Rakes Sense: The Art of Fragrance. Perfect for the gardener, florist or perfumer in your life, with some necessary words of wisdom from the editors to boot: ‘Winter is here. Spring seems an eternity away. The one thing we know for sure is that it won’t last.’

In stock

Have your item expertly wrapped by our booksellers with quality seasonal papers by Wrap. To add a handwritten note, please add your message at the Checkout stage.

Ask for more info



Whether you are photographing war gardens or sowing tomatoes, designing clothes in a garden house or fixing stuff in a shed, gardens are places to grow. As the marvellously direct fashion designer Nigel Cabourn told us when we interviewed him in his garden in Gosforth, ‘What you’ve done to me today is make me realise how f***ing important this garden is to me! It’s obviously influenced me without me realising it.’ We know how he feels.

This is Rakesprogress. We hope you enjoy it and grow with us.

From a hidden gem of an English garden created by a French jewellery designer and her Hermès artistic director husband, to an oasis of beauty in the foothills of the Atlas mountains, via an exotic garden hanging onto a clifftop above the French Riviera, you’ll find gardens that are as breathtaking as they are beautiful in Volume 15 of Rakesprogress. With 272-pages dedicated to the art of gardens, plants and flowers, you will also find the story of the forgotten flower woman who inspired Christian Dior, a photo essay of Scrapyard Haiku and the plant portraits of Juergen Teller, Maggi Hambling, Dan Pearson and Margeret Howell. All this comes with the latest issue of our award-winning 160-page fragrance special, Rakes Sense.

Additional information

Weight 1400 g
Dimensions 30 × 21 × 4 cm




There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.