The garden in early April is mostly invisible. This is its skeleton. By mid-June the rapidly growing perennials and grasses will make most pathways disappear, creating a new landscape, a virtual new topography.
When visitors arrive, particularly groups who think they need to be managed and guided, I feel unable to instruct them on what route to take. To do so isn’t true to the intent of the garden. There is no beginning or end. The garden is a thing unto itself, and is there to be walked and observed in whatever sequence a visitor chooses … as you can (or can’t) see in Andrea Jones’ photo below, taken in late October.