If gardeners are exceptional people then buy them a copy of this book for Christmas. It contains 20 stories and profiles about encounters with gardeners and a day in their life to provide reading matter for dark garden-free evenings.
Amongst those covered are these sixteen:
Roy Roberts Landscape Gardener
Roy Lancaster from Gardener’s Question Time
Tony Schilling Asian Heath Garden at Wakenhirst
Thomas Pakenham Meetings with Remarkable Trees
Geoffrey Dutton the Concrete Gardener
Beth Chatto Essex girl gardener
Howard Donald Waterer
Anthea Gibson ‘The Cotswold Gardener’
Lady Salisbury writer of a Gardener’s Life
Dan Pearson ‘Guardian of Gardeners’
Kim Wilkie ‘Reality is a condition induced by lack of imagination’.
Ronald Blythe Outsiders Gardener Friends.
Lucinda Lambton President of Garden History Society
Richard Mabey of Food for Free
Hugh “Wine Atlas” Johnson
James “Gaia Hypothesis” Lovelock.
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