This collection of enlightening essays attempts to explain the enduring appeal of this most frustrating of hobbies! Gardening is an obsession that cannot be conquered or abandoned, only indulged. This book features thirty of the best-known and most important voices in the international gardening world, including Helen Dillon, Ken Druse, Dan Hinkley, Anna Pavord, Anne Raver, Margaret Roach, Amy Stewart and Roger Swain. British and Irish contributors include: Fergus Garrett, Helen Dillon, Roy Lancaster, Penelope Hobhouse, and Anna Pavord. The perfect gift for gardeners and long-suffering families and friends!