288 pages, approximately 30 colour photographs
Tradescant's Diary, a column of garden jottings, first appeared in the RHS magazine, "The Garden", in June 1975. Hugh Johnson was its author (in addition to his being Editorial Director of the magazine) and it became a monthly fixture for the RHS' committed gardeners. Hugh's writings are filled with an eclectic mixture of topical, whimsical and humorous anecdotes and are organized to follow a gardener's monthly calendar. Under the name "Tradescant's Diary", a name taken from John Tradescant, gardener to Lord Cecil at Hatfield House and to King James I, who was one of the first men to introduce plants from foreign countries to his own garden, Hugh's writings appeared in "The Garden" from 1975-2006, in "Gardens Illustrated" in 2007, and in 2008 still appear as monthly blogs through his own website.
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