The Well-Tempered Garden

The Well-Tempered Garden


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ISBN-13: 9781558215931
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/1997
Series: Horticulture Garden Classics Series
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 616,738
Product dimensions: 6.01(w) x 8.95(h) x 1.03(d)

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The Well-Tempered Garden 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
presto on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Christopher Lloyd was a passionate gardener with much practical experience from running his own extensive gardens at Great Dixter, Sussex. This book with over thirty sections under six main headings covers almost every aspect of gardening in a fresh and questioning manner, often dispelling long held opinions. In addition the book is illustrated with many of the author's own photographs (1973 edition). It also has a glossary and substantial index. Christopher Lloyd's writing is outspoken, opinionated, witty, entertaining, authoritative, practical, informative, one could go on, but above all it is a sheer pleasure to read. Without doubt Christopher Lloyd was one of the greatest garden writers, and this book must rank among his best. This offering notwithstanding its age is an absolute gem; with so many shallow gardening books now being published writing such calibre only goes to highlight the dearth of able garden writers today.