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Garden People: Valerie Finnis and the Golden Age of Gardening

Art / PhotobookOut of Print

By: Ursula Buchan, Anna Pavord and Brent Elliott

160 pages, colour photos

Thames & Hudson

Hardback | May 2007 | #167061 | ISBN-13: 9780500513538
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Roald Dahl and his family in their garden at Great Missenden; Nancy Lancaster, society hostess and interior designer, sporting an elegant straw sombrero and snipping delicately at her roses; Vita Sackville-West at Sissinghurst - these and many other dedicated gardeners are captured here by the discerning eye of Valerie Finnis. This photographic record of the postwar English gardening scene by one of the people at its epicentre will be devoured by anyone with a love of British gardens or horticulture in general.


Foreword; Garden Owners; Estate Gardens and Gardeners; The Plant Collectors; Artists & Writers; Nurserymen; Waterperry; Chelsea Boughton House; Biographies.

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Ursula Buchan writes a regular gardening column for The Spectator and the Independent and has contributed to numerous newspapers and magazines. After Cambridge University, she trained as a gardener at the Royal Horticultural Society's gardens at Wisley and at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She has presented two series on flower shows for Channel 4 and has appeared on BBC radio. Her books include Gardening for Pleasure, Plants for All Seasons and Good in a Bed. She lives in Cambridgeshire

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