My Secret Garden: A Personal Tour of My Own Private Plot

My Secret Garden: A Personal Tour of My Own Private Plot


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My Secret Garden: A Personal Tour of My Own Private Plot by Alan Titchmarsh

Stunning photography and diary entries chart the stories behind the growth and development of Alan Titchmarsh's own private garden

After moving from the Barleywood garden where he hosted BBC Gardeners' World for seven years, Alan Titchmarsh set up home in an old farmhouse a few miles down the road, and went about planting his own private eden away from the public eye. In this new diary Alan finally reveals all about this secret garden, explaining with his trademark warmth the personal stories behind its design and evolution. Accompanied by beautiful photographs taken by Jonathan Buckley throughout the five years in which the garden has been made, this records allows readers access to all of the successes and failures of this diverse and ambitious project. Comprising many different styles and spaces—from an acre of formal beds and ponds to wildflower meadows and a stunning winter garden—Alan's tales of development and cultivation will be applicable to all gardeners. With his plot of land encompassing raised vegetable gardens and fruit trees, a handsome greenhouse, and wildlife-friendly plantings, gardeners of all styles and levels of expertise will find something to enjoy. Driven by Alan's infectious and informative style, this book is fascinating, amusing, and inspiring.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849900584
Publisher: B B C Worldwide Americas
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Alan Titchmarsh is the author of more than 40 gardening books, including How to Be a Gardener, The Gardener's Year, The Royal Gardeners, and the volume of memoirs Trowel and Error. He has twice been named Gardening Writer of the Year and in 2004 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Garden Writers' Guild.

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