Christopher Lloyd: His Life at Great Dixter [NOOK Book]

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Christopher Lloyd (Christo) was one of the greatest English gardeners of the twentieth century; perhaps the finest plantsman of them all. His creation is the garden at Great Dixter in East Sussex, and it is a tribute to his vision and achievement that, after his death in 2006, the Heritage Lottery Fund made a grant of £4 million to help preserve it for the nation.



This book is also the story of Dixter from 1910 to 2006, a unique, unbroken history of one English house and ...

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Christopher Lloyd: His Life at Great Dixter

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Overview

Christopher Lloyd (Christo) was one of the greatest English gardeners of the twentieth century; perhaps the finest plantsman of them all. His creation is the garden at Great Dixter in East Sussex, and it is a tribute to his vision and achievement that, after his death in 2006, the Heritage Lottery Fund made a grant of £4 million to help preserve it for the nation.



This book is also the story of Dixter from 1910 to 2006, a unique, unbroken history of one English house and garden spanning a century. It was Christo's father, Nathaniel, who bought the medieval manor at Dixter and called in the fashionable Edwardian architect, Edwin Lutyens, to rebuild the house and lay out the garden. And it was his mother, Daisy, who made the first wild garden in the meadows there. Christo was born at Dixter in 1921, and apart from boarding school, university and war service, he spent his whole life there, all 85 years of it, constantly re-planting and enriching the garden, while turning out landmark books and stimulating journalism. Opinionated, argumentative and gloriously eccentric, he changed the face of English gardening through his passions for dazzling colours and diligent husbandry, whether in his 300-foot border or his meadow garden.



It is with sensitivity and humour that Christo's biographer, Stephen Anderton, relates how Christo never married but went on to forge deep friendships with young people, and how his love affair with Dixter and family led him to create perhaps the greatest and most admired garden of the last hundred years.



'A compelling read - every bit as colourful as its subject and a moving tribute to one of the greatest gardeners of all time.' Alan Titchmarsh



'Christopher Lloyd was already a legend in his lifetime, and this intimate biography adds vivid colour as provocative and challenging as the eye-widening combinations in Christopher's borders.' Beth Chatto



'A celebration of one of the greatest gardeners of the 20th century.' Sunday Telegraph



'Christopher Lloyd's reputation...is underscored in Anderton's affectionate biography of a shy, irascible man who applied a modern sensibility and a personal genius to gardening.' The Times



'Incisive... A maelstrom of talent and inhibition, conservatism and radicalism, rudeness and affection.' Mail on Sunday

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781409077367
  • Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/4/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 482 KB

Meet the Author

Stephen Anderton, who knew Christopher Lloyd well for over twenty years, is a gardening writer whose books include Rejuvenating a Garden, Urban Sanctuaries and Discovering Welsh Gardens. He is gardening correspondent of The Times and formerly National Gardens Manager for English Heritage.



Stephen Anderton has had access for the first time to Christo's chaotic, 100-year archive of papers relating to the house, garden and family.

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