MUSIC AND GARDENS GO HAND IN HAND, WITH SONGS THROUGH THE AGES CAPTURING A LOVE OF GARDENS AND GROWING THINGS
Gardens and music have always seemed to be old mates. When you consider how many swooning, sad and often cheerful symphonies, dirges and rock songs that feature something about a garden, is not surprising.
A good mix of capturing natural beauty and scoring a song and mood to match were made for each other.
Roses are the most cultivated plant, so it’s not unusual they are the most often referred to flower in songs that feature gardens, such as Lyn Andersen’s
Broken hearts and swooning lovers find music to tell of their pain and bliss. Bon Jovi does great justice to some wrenching lyrics in the six or so minutes hit.
would have to be one of the most recognisable pieces of classical music. Close your eyes and you can see Tchaikovsky’s ambition of his composition to find its way to your senses in the
Aleksander Glazunov tried his hand at dancing plant music with the little known
and the flower power people and the hippy movement featured a falsetto tripping and tiptoeing over tulips by Tiny Tim.
Later the cleverness of lyrics obscured by tripping (other than tourism) and drug infusions gave us boppy songs that also feature flowers.
Scot McKenzie’s anthem of the time, ‘If you come wear flowers in your hair’, gave San Francisco a whole new persona. Not sure if it promoted any forms of gardening though, but gee they had a good time.