Pál Zöldy: 
Don't Hedgel
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 Keszthelyi.

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)

György Mihalovits: 
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)

Otto Nadel: 
Tales of the abandoned, old gardens.

Miklós Okrutay: 
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 life. 

Pattern Language: 
Garden Seat 
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.

László Hollós: 
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.

Ildikó Boldizsár: 
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

Ferenc Bodor: 
Strawberry and Bear 
The Domain of Jancsó Péter Description of a Székely nobleman's still existing estate.

István Gidófalvy: 
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 view.

Csaba Vass: 
Toward Garden-Hungary(?) 
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 Library'.

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

Imre Márczi: 
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.

Wendell Berry: 
Preserving Wildness 
'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

Leszek Kolakowski: 
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.