Little Sparta

The work of Ian Hamilton Finlay encompasses a variety of different media and discourses including poetry, philosophy, history, gardening and landscape design. His activities have assumed concrete form in cards, books, prints, inscribed stone or wood sculptures, room installations and fully realised garden environments.

Little Sparta, set in the windswept Pentland Hills of southern Scotland revisits the neoclassical tradition of the garden as a place provocative of poetic, philosophic and even political thought.