Christopher Lloyd & Beth Chatto. Fergus Garrett, intro.
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In their long exchange of personal letters, two of Britain's leading gardeners—Beth Chatto and her protégé Christopher Lloyd—shared their successes and failures in their two very different gardens. Chatto started her garden from scratch in 1960, tackling the dry conditions and flat, exposed landscape of East Anglia, while Lloyd delighted and surprised visitors to historic Great Dixter Garden in Sussex with such successes as transforming the old rose garden into a hotbed of brightly colored tender perennials. Originally published in 1998, this illustrated edition includes color photos and watercolor plans for the Great Dixter Gardens and the Beth Chatto Gardens on the endpapers, with a new introduction by Fergus Garrett.
"Dip into any page: the writers' vitality and sparkle is immediately captivating. As is the eclectic wealth of gardening information.... Filled with insight, compassion and gentle English humor, this is the book to curl up with in front of the fire.... You'll be in excellent company."—The Garden (Royal Horticultural Society)