An amusing and thought-provoking compendium of stories, anecdotes, writings, and reflections from an acute, knowledgeable, and irreverent commentatorA career spent traveling 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.
Author BiographyTim Richardson is a garden columnist in the Daily Telegraph and the author of many books, including Great Gardens of America and New English Garden. 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. He is the founder-director of the Chelsea Fringe Festival.