Hilton Carter

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I recently came across Hilton Carter in the most annoying way – by missing his talk at the Garden Museum. Not only did he launch his gardening book “Wild at heart” in this gorgeous greenhouse in Baltimore:

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he’s also into fiddle leaf figs, which is music to a hipster like me. Check out his Instagram for more useful tips and gardening hints.

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Thekkady

Dawn and still waters in Kerala

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Midday sun on the boat trip

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Monkeys at tea

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Sunset and dusk

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Rajahs and immaculate rooms to stay in

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A world apart from the hustle and return of real life. Magical days in March 19.

Blossom and leaves

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I cut in two

A long November night, and

place half under the coverlet,

Sweet-scented as a spring breeze.

And when he comes, I shall take it out,

Unroll it inch by inch to stretch the night.

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Top photo by @amymerrick on Instagram; bottom photo by @misskatyenglish also on Instagram. Poem by Hwang Jini, a 16th century Korean courtesan.