I got some bookish presents at Christmas, including the cushion pictured below.
I had never heard of the Cicero quote before:
IF YOU HAVE A GARDEN AND A LIBRARY YOU HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED
but I completely agree with it, what a wise chap he was. It has made me think that I should get down to reading some serious Cicero. I think I might have read some when I was at school, in Latin.
I’ve had a look online for any information about a garden belonging to Cicero but haven’t had any luck finding anything, so his garden must have disappeared – as they often do.