Thoughts about the special relationship
between gardens and their gardeners, Garden is a happy captivity, prison
and marriage from inside, asylum and love from outside.
Extracts from a Dictionary of Symbols
The symbolic meanings of garden and
flowers in different cultures. Extracts from the book entitled 'Dictionnaire
des symboles', by Jean Chevaller and Alain Gheerbrant. Translated by Andrea
Environment and Culture
Dr. Károly Örsi:
Historic Gardens T
he Most Beautiful Work of the Hungarian
Landscape Gardening After the long period of devastation the time of restoration
has arrived. It is our duty to protect and restore the invaluable and indispensable
gardens we have inherited from our ancestors, (photos by Károly Örsi)
Public Garden and Private Monument
Attempt to Analyse an Ourlying Landscape
Garden A seventy-year-old retired railwayman has built a garden on the
outskirts of Budapest. This monument is a declaration of hope against the
'quiet hopelessness' of our life.
Courtyards in Pest-Town Gardens
Rambling in the hidden jungle of the
slums, Strange plants and gardens growing underground on the ruins of Pest:.
(photos by Ágnes Szikszay)
Tales of the abandoned, old gardens.
The Hiding Gardens of 'Városmajor'
The history of 'Városmajor', the first
public park of Buda. Walks looking for the relics of a forgotten way of
We need a cosy corner in the garden,
a hidden, quiet place for contemplation and day-dreaming. Extracts from
the book entitled 'A pattern language: Towns, buildings, construction'
by Christopher Alexander.
Waiting for Garden Reconstruction
Interview with Péter Török Landscape-Gardener Centuries of a historic garden
from the baroque landscape-gardening until the 'Sleeping Beauty'. The history
of the garden of Grassalkovich Palace in Gödöllő.
Cemetery-Garden About Two Books
Our cemetery is a mirror of our Life.
Thoughts on two books ('Silence of cemeteries' by Dezső Radó, 'Still gardens'
by Judit Pocsai and László Tóth). Photos by Ernő Kunt.
Ecology and Economy
Strawberry and Bear
The Domain of Jancsó Péter Description
of a Székely nobleman's still existing estate.
My Herbalist Memories 1908-1981
Fascinating stones full of love and
wisdom, about Transylvanian lands, people and herbs. enthusiastic work
and the strange games of history.
Contribution of Károly Eke M.P.
to the Parliamentary Debate of the Agricultural Market Regulations Draft
A parliamentary speech for the badly
needed changes in the Hungarian agriculture toward organic farming.
Eco-test: Organic Farming in Hungary
Organic farming from the farmer's,
the government official's, the shopkeeper's and the consumer's points of
On the Book by Imre Somogyi
Book review about a timely work on
ecological agriculture, first published in 1942.
Selected Bibliography of Organic Farming
Selections from the Hungarian and
English literature of organic farming in the collection of the 'Silk-Mill
Ways and Ways out
Nagykovácsi Primary School
Experiences of a three years experiment
of environmental education.
Ecovillage in 'Gyűrűfű'
Interview with Béla Borsos
A new settlement is being built or
the ruins of the abandoned village of 'Gyűrűfű'.
Ecology and Ideology
Expulsion from Garden of Eden
How can we live in harmony with our
world, our environment? We want to have the fastest vehicle, but don't
know where we are running to. Technology, our beloved child has become
our enemy. We should find our new way or else if will be too late.
'Human nature partakes of nature participates
in it, is dependent on it, and yet is different from it'
'Harmony is one phase, the good phase
of the inescapable dialogue between culture and nature.'
Translated by Csilla Strbik. (Resurgence,
No 121 (1987). pp. 5-10.)S
The General Theory of Not-gardening
'Five convincing, scientific theories
for those who hate gardening. Translated by András Csonka.
(Resurgence, No, 145(1991). p. 37.