Daring and joyful, the spirit of the Bauhaus is characterised by experimentation, collaboration and play. The deceptively plain graphics of designers such as Josef Albers (this is his work, Factory A) is already inspiring me to create fresh, dynamic garden plans.

The Barbican is running Bauhaus: Art as Life from 3 May to 12 August. Here’s the programme, which features walks to view the emigrees’ modernist architecture sitting proudly among leafy Hampstead’s genteel streets.

Factory A by Josef Albers