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The London Garden Book A-Z

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    Abigail Willis(Author)

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London is home to over 3 million gardens, from pocket handkerchief front yards to historic horticultural sites like Westminster College Garden (over 900 years old and still thriving). For many city dwellers, green has become the new black and a new style of gardening has emerged, reflecting London's diverse population. Allotments and community gardens allow gardenless urbanites to enjoy tending plants and harvesting their own food, fly by night guerrilla gardeners convert neglected public land into verdant oases while vertical planting techniques create gardens that soar into the sky. Tenacious, adaptable and imaginative, London gardeners see opportunities in the most unlikely of places - bombsites, railway and canal embankments, roundabouts and tree pits. This ground-breaking book celebrates the wealth of London's gardens with an inspirational compost of specially commissioned photographs, reviews, practical gardening advice, and useful listings of horticultural societies and projects, plant nurseries and more.

What a great book. Having gardened in London all my life it feels as if it s been written just for me. I thought I knew all the best gardening places but there are quite a few I hadn't discovered till now and will have to check out. --Joe Swift, garden designer and TV presenterA rich and colourful journey around London s gardens and gardeners, this beautiful book bursts through the usual definition of gardens and delights in discovering them everywhere, from roof tops to roundabouts. --Richard Reynolds, GuerrillaGardening.orgA brilliant and inspiring book, showing the amazing breadth of creativity going on right now in London gardens. --Tom Hodgkinson, The Idler

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Book details

  • PDF | 352 pages
  • Abigail Willis(Author)
  • Metro Publications, N1 (15 Jun. 2012)
  • English
  • 2
  • Home & Garden

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  • By Tamazon on 11 November 2016

    A brilliant book. You can use it as a coffee table book, reading page after page, finding inspiration, or as a reference and guide book if you travel somewhere in London and want to visit a garden in the area. It has the big sights such as Kew or Hampton Court and lesser known gardens such as Barbican Conservatory or Middletown House. But what set it apart for me are the entries on smaller and quirky gardens: Vertical gardens, pocket parks, livery company gardens, guerilla gardening, community gardens, meet the gardeners.... They all show what can be done in small spaces or with friends. There are loads of nice pictures, links to web sites, opening hours, etc.. as most (if not all?) gardens in the book can be visited. Only small regret is a lack of a map showing the garden locations.

  • By michael hadfield on 22 March 2014

    very good book. a must for the London be appreciated with other books about discovering London.superb detail and information.small and bag size - so it is easily taken anywhere with ease.Michael

  • By G. Pankhurst on 20 November 2012

    I read a good review about this book and it lives up to expectations. This is an excellent book, which is full of interesting information - revealing gardens I didnt know existed. I bought the book for a friend but will be sending for a copy for myself.

  • By Simon Bochamour on 23 September 2012

    This is a meticulously well researched book which is full of interesting details,botanical gems and well written too. The book takes you away from the grimy city pavement and transports you on a journey over the fence to a special hidden side of London I didn't know existed. The green under belly of this city is a feast. A really good book.

  • By J M Bannan on 15 March 2013

    I bought this for a friend's birthday so have not really looked at it, but she is a keen gardener who lives in London, was very pleased with the book and is keen to start exploring gardens she did not know about.

  • By Mary Slaymaker on 22 April 2013

    Great book to take to London so as not to miss out on the amazing gardens open to the public.Have already used it on a recent visit and was delighted to discover a garden I hadn't come across before.

  • By Daisy7 on 24 June 2013

    What a lovely book this is. If you live in London and like gardens its a must. Beautiful photos and good explications for each garden. I didnt realize there were that many gardens in London.

  • By Jacey26 on 6 August 2013

    I thought I knew most gardens in London but this has a few more hidden gems. Can't wait to go exploring.

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