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Head gardeners

Author: Ambra Edwards; Charlie Hopkinson
Publisher: London : Pimpernel Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ambra Edwards and Charlie Hopkinson explore, in words and pictures, the lives, visions and achievements of fourteen very different head gardeners.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ambra Edwards; Charlie Hopkinson
ISBN: 9781910258743 1910258741
OCLC Number: 1007841371
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Winner of Inspirational Book of the Year, GMG Awards 2017
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: On behalf of gardeners --
The naturalist: Ned Price, The Weir, Herefordshire --
The generous gardener: Fergus Garrett, Great Dixter, East Sussex --
A survivor's tale: Paul Pulford, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London --
But is it art?: Mick Evans, Packwood House, Warwickshire --
Gardening like a cow: Beatrice Krehl, Waltham Place, Berkshire --
Is a man up to the job?: Troy Scott Smith, Sissinghurst Castle, Kent --
Space for thought: Lucille Savin, Merton College, Oxford --
What's the big idea?: Alistair Clark, Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Dumfries --
Mending what is broken: Carol Sales, Headley Court, Surrey --
Planting for posterity: Andrew Woodall, Broughton Grange, Oxfordshire --
The show must go on: Michael Walker, Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire --
Mission impossible: Martin Ogle, Lowther Castle, Cumbria --
Partners in perfectionism: Jim Buckland & Sarah Wain, West Dean Gardens, West Sussex --
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Responsibility: Ambra Edwards ; photographs by Charlie Hopkinson.

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"How wonderful to see the passion and craftsmanship of 14 head gardeners celebrated in this new book." * Waitrose Weekend * "The author, well-known for her sparky writing style and broad hinterland Read more...

 
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