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Home Ground: Sanctuary in the City

Home Ground: Sanctuary in the City

by Dan Pearson
     
 

Ten years ago Dan Pearson found an extremely rare, large, neglected city plot and set out to design and create a garden space all of his own. Arranged by seasons, Dan shares the challenges of gardening his city plot in a romantic and beautifully written series of diary-like essays, documenting the horticultural tasks required and sharing his successes and failures

Overview

Ten years ago Dan Pearson found an extremely rare, large, neglected city plot and set out to design and create a garden space all of his own. Arranged by seasons, Dan shares the challenges of gardening his city plot in a romantic and beautifully written series of diary-like essays, documenting the horticultural tasks required and sharing his successes and failures on the way.

Written and photographed in 'real time' this book documents an urban garden and gardener at work, bringing the experience of gardening to life and offering a unique insight into the work and thoughts of the one of the world's most respected garden designers.

Editorial Reviews

Dominique Browning
The results of Pearson's labors are breathtaking. In winter, he observes, "the licorice foliage of the Ranunculus ficaria 'Brazen Hussy' is up while the rest of the garden is still slumbering." In our dreams, anyway. Pearson's book will have readers fantasizing about all kinds of fleeting hussies.
—The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840915372
Publisher:
Octopus Books
Publication date:
09/07/2011
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Dan Pearson is an influential landscape and garden designer with an international reputation for design and planting excellence. Dan trained at the RHS Garden, Wisley, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, before starting his professional career as a designer in 1987. His London-based practice Dan Pearson Studio now handles a wide range of projects internationally for private and public clients. Dan is the weekly gardening columnist for The Observer Magazine, and has presented and appeared in TV series on BBC2, Channel 4 and Channel 5, and has designed five award winning Chelsea Flower Show Gardens.

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