'...any keen gardener would love this excellent book.' Robin Lane Fox, Financial Times
'Carol Klein is known for her no-nonsense approach and inspires us to garden.' Gardens Illustrated
In this invaluable book acclaimed plantswoman and bestselling author Carol Klein explains how to get the most from your garden by taking inspiration from what works in the wild - be it in a meadow, woodland, hedgerow, seaside or exposed setting. Carol encourages you to identify the conditions in your outdoor space - for example, the shady corner of an urban garden mimics the conditions of woodland or a windswept roof terrace will replicate an exposed hillside - and to pick the plants that flourish in these conditions.
In each of the six chapters there are case study gardens that Carol admires for the way their owners have worked with the natural habitat to glorious effect and each chapter ends with a directory of about 30 of Carol's favourite plants for that habitat. As ever, Carol's text is wise, informative and beautifully written while photography by award-winning Jonathan Buckley ensures that the book is also a visual treat.
Carol Klein is a much-loved author, television presenter and passionate plantswoman. Carol has been a regular presenter on the BBC's flagship gardening programme, BBC Gardener's World, for 24 years. She has been awarded six gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show. Her four books for Mitchell Beazley, Grow Your Own Veg, Grow Your Own Fruit, Grow Your Own Veg Journal and Cook Your Own Veg have sold close to half a million copies and she's a regular contributor to Gardens Illustrated and Garden News. Her recent book, Life in a Cottage Garden, was the bestselling gardening book of 2011. Carol's Devon garden, Glebe Cottage, has become world famous for its glorious planting inspired by the rules of nature. Jonathan Buckley is a specialist garden and flower photographer who has worked closely with Carol Klein for many years, photographing her garden at Glebe Cottage. He has also collaborated with Christopher Lloyd, Sarah Raven and Alan Titchmarsh. His recent book projects include Sarah Raven's Wild Flowers and Carol's Life in a Cottage Garden. The Garden Media Guild has awarded him Photographer of the Year, Features Photographer of the Year and Single Image of the Year.