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In Pentland Hills near Edinburgh, Little Sparta is Ian Hamilton Finlay’s greatest work of art. Imbued with a high idea content, the garden is created from the artistic fusion of poetic and sculptural elements with those of the natural landscape. The themes dealt with in the garden are those which underlie the structures of society. The French Revolution, pre-Socratic views of the nature of the world, Second World War, are among the sources of metaphor and image which are realised in the…

A baby Dexter cow born today at Barleylands. Dexters capable of birthing without assistance, live on scrubland, small, produce milk and good meat size.