We Made a Garden (Hardcover)

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An elegant reissue of a classic book from one of the twentieth century’s greatest garden writers.

This landmark work on creating a garden was first published in 1956 and has rarely been out of print since. We Made a Garden is the story of how Margery Fish, the leading British gardener of the mid-twentieth century, and her husband, Walter, transformed an acre of wilderness into a stunning cottage garden, still open to the public at East Lambrook Manor, Somerset, England. Quirky and readable, this book details her creation of a world-renowned cottage garden, as well as her battles with Walter in the process, who preferred the standard suburban approach.

In this beautiful and timeless work, she recounts the trials and tribulations, the successes, and failures of her venture with ease and humor. This book has been hailed as everything from a blueprint for the creation of a modern cottage garden to a feminist manifesto, and the author’s practical knowledge, imaginative ideas, and general good sense will encourage and inspire gardeners everywhere.

About the Author

Margery Fish was one of the most admired gardeners and garden writers of her day, after Vita Sackville- West. Her many articles and books inspired garden enthusiasts with her easy read knowledge and observation. A passion for nature and ability to mix plants effectively, even in the smallest space and in differing environments, made her ideas relevant to all gardeners of her time and for future generations of gardeners.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781849948722
ISBN-10: 1849948720
Publisher: Batsford
Publication Date: June 18th, 2024
Pages: 176
Language: English