10 of the Best Poems about Gardens

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University)

‘Come into the garden’, as the speaker of Tennyson’s ‘monodrama’, Maud, entreated that poem’s title character. That poem is included below, along with nine other classic garden poems from over six centuries of English (and American) literature. So, why not lift the latch and step through the garden gate with us and enjoy some of the greatest poems about gardens?

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