Formal gardens are nice, but never can they equal, much less rival, Nature’s wild gardens. Nothing person-made comes close to being as gracious and triumphant as an alpine meadow in flower.
Public domain artworks from Alpine flowers and gardens, painted and described by G. Flemwell (published London, A. & C. Black, 1910) express these sentiments exactly, while simultaneously helping us identify locations in the Alps to find spring and summer-time altitudinal joy. Let’s hope they are just the same over a century later.