Haven't thought about this for a while, but I was reminded by this : http://www.eastgate.com/garden/ HyperText specialists Eastgate.

Gardens are interesting as managed or applied nature. A synthesis of design and allowing things their natural dynamics.

Gardens provide inspiration and metaphors for all projects which aim to synthesize the two.

Some examples :

That Eastgate article reminds me (by contrast) of TheFlowInternet. When we read WebLogs, we don't visit information by "place". We revisit one place and information flows to us.

Compare ChristopherAlexander's assertion that patterns are both patterns of space and pattern's of events. What makes weblogs "places" is that stuff happens there.