The Adventurous Gardener

The Adventurous Gardener

‘The best informed, liveliest and most innovative gardening writer of our times’ GUARDIAN

‘Christopher Lloyd ranks with Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West as one of the major figures in twentieth-century British gardening’ THE TIMES

In this gardening classic the forever adventurous Christopher Lloyd takes us on a tour through the garden, to encourage, to reveal and to overturn the old and accepted when experience prompts him. He advises on cuttings, pruning, the art of compromise and takes another look at Miss Jekyll. Gardening was a passion, and throughout his life he developed Great Dixter to be one of Britain’s greatest gardens.

For Christo gardening is nothing if not fun and – pointing out that ‘to be roused into an argumentative frame of mind is in itself no bad thing’ – he makes it equally stimulating and enjoyable for his readers.
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Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Gardening

On Sale: 4th March 2021

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781474619905

Reviews

A brilliant gardener and a brilliant writer
Monty Don
Christopher Lloyd ranks with Gertrude Jekyll and Vita Sackville-West as one of the major figures in twentieth-century British gardening ... he was known and respected throughout the world as the voice of serious gardening
THE TIMES
He was the best informed, liveliest and most innovative gardening writer of our times
GUARDIAN
He was the most interesting plantsman I have ever known
Alan Titchmarsh
Christopher Lloyd taught us that we don't necessarily have to do things very differently - just better, and with all our heart
SPECTATOR
British horticulture is blessed with many inspired plantsmen and elegant writers, but rarely do those qualities combine as seamlessly as in Christopher Lloyd
INDEPENDENT