# A Brief History and Ethos of the [[Digital garden|Digital Garden]] Author: Maggie Appleton Link: [A Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden](https://maggieappleton.com/garden-history) %% Add a description below this line. Why is this article interesting or who should read it? It doesn't need to be long: one or two sentences should be a good start. %% If you have ever wanted to know what a [[Digital garden]] is, this note from Maggie's own digital garden gives a great overview. As a small sneak peak, here is her definition: > A garden is a collection of evolving ideas that aren't strictly organised by their publication date. They're inherently exploratory – notes are linked through contextual associations. They aren't refined or complete - notes are published as half-finished thoughts that will grow and evolve over time. They're less rigid, less performative, and less perfect than the personal websites we're used to seeing. ^883251 %% Hub footer: Please don't edit anything below this line %% # This note in GitHub <span class="git-footer">[Edit In GitHub](https://github.dev/obsidian-community/obsidian-hub/blob/main/05%20-%20Concepts/A%20Brief%20History%20and%20Ethos%20of%20the%20Digital%20Garden.md "git-hub-edit-note") | [Copy this note](https://raw.githubusercontent.com/obsidian-community/obsidian-hub/main/05%20-%20Concepts/A%20Brief%20History%20and%20Ethos%20of%20the%20Digital%20Garden.md "git-hub-copy-note") | [Download this vault](https://github.com/obsidian-community/obsidian-hub/archive/refs/heads/main.zip "git-hub-download-vault") </span>