A mix of fact and fiction, fantasy and experience,Â the Bedside Companion for Gardeners is a treasure trove of green-fingered inspiration where practical advice blends seamlesslyÂ with poetry and prose from intrepid gardeners past and present. Dip in and out of this collection with an entry for every night of the yearÂ that draws on writing through the ages and from across the globe.
The Bedside Companion for Gardeners incorporates practical advice from the 17th-century gardening diarist John Evelyn; inspiring prose from Elizabeth von Arnim and John Milton; astute commentary from Horace Walpole on William Kent and Nancy Mitford on the vulgarity of a Surrey garden. Kipling offers practical advice, while Tennyson waxes lyrical on an Arabian night garden.
The perfect gift for any gardener, this magical book is an invaluable source of inspiration and guidance to revisit throughout the year.Â