Archive Video


A Short Introduction to Little Sparta

Ian Hamilton Finlay filmed in 1989 at Little Sparta, giving visitors instructions on navigating the garden and using the map.

Archive Video


Battle Interview extract

In a rare interview at Little Sparta, Ian Hamilton Finlay discusses the events which became known as the First Battle of Little Sparta, with reference to core ideas of spirituality in art, and specifics of his dispute with representatives of the local council at Stonypath.