Over the summer Little Sparta pre-recorded garden tours with head gardener George Gilliland will be posted every Thursday on our our Instagram and Twitter. Each week you’ll encounter a different artwork from the garden. You can 'join' the tour anytime by going to our social media, see @littlespartaihf or #littlespartagardentour.
Little Sparta is the garden of poet Ian Hamilton Finlay. It is his greatest work of art. The themes in the artworks — history and mythology, politics and warfare, philosophy and poetry — all combine and overlap to inform one another. The garden is meant to be seen, read and understood as a single piece. Follow our garden tour series for a remote yet personal tour of Little Sparta.