An amusing and thought-provoking compendium of stories, anecdotes, writings and reflections from this acute, knowledgeable and irreverent commentator. A career spent travelling the world looking at gardens, and meeting their sometimes eccentric custodians has resulted in a fund of unlikely experiences and encounters. There was, for example, that alligator-infested American garden...or the time our hero set up his tent in the woods at Great Dixter in a thunderstorm, only to find he was not where he thought he was.
On a more serious note, the book contains some of Tim Richardson's most influential and provocative columns as well as articles and essays on specific gardens, places and landscape themes.
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Tim Richardson is a garden columnist in the Daily Telegraphand the author of many books, including The Arcadian Friends (Bantam, 2008), Avant Gardeners (Thames & Hudson, 2009), Great Gardens of America (Frances Lincoln, 2009), Futurescapes (Thames & Hudson, 2011)and The New English Garden (Frances Lincoln, 2013). He is a trustee of the Garden History Society, sits on the National Trust’s gardens advisory panel, wrote Oxford University’s first garden history course – and is a passionate advocate of fringe gardening. As the founder-director of the Chelsea Fringe Festival Tim is well placed to create a survey of gardening on the fringe around the world.