Quote – William Henry Hudson on ‘Lawns’

I am not a lover of lawns. Rather would I see daisies in their thousands, ground ivy, hawkweed, and even the hated plantain with tall stems, and dandelions with splendid flowers and fairy down, than the too-well-tended lawn.

William Henry Hudson,

author and naturalist (1841-1922).

Author of  ‘Green Mansions‘ downloadable here.

Ground Ivy (Glecoma hederacea), an aromatic perennial creeper, growing wild in the Polish countryside, just as Hudson would have loved it.

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3 Comments on “Quote – William Henry Hudson on ‘Lawns’”


  1. I too echo his thoughts. Yet a few patches of well-tended ‘lawns’ amongst the riot of colours… isn’t a bad idea. What… ???

  2. Ava Says:

    I think it was the british who loved lawns. I like them. Smooth stretches of grass.

  3. smitasahay Says:

    A well tended lawn looks weeded and pruned to perfection, showing off the gardener’s will rather than that of the grass!
    There is something proud and independent about wildly growing daisies and dandelions.


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