[UCP Books]: LESSONS from the GREAT GARDENERS: Forty Gardening Icons and What They Teach Us

A BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED HOMAGE TO HEIRLOOM SEEDS,
GRAFTS FROM TREES, AND ADVICE FROM GREAT GARDENERS HANDED DOWN THROUGH THE CENTURIES . . .

 

  
LESSONS from the
GREAT GARDENERS

Forty Gardening Icons and What They Teach Us

Matthew Biggs

Publication Date: 20 March 2016
224 pages | 200 color plates | 7 x 9 | ISBN-13: 978-0-226-36948-8 | Cloth $30.00

 

Arriving just in time for the start of spring, this exquisitely illustrated guide to gardening greats past and present stretches across the globe and through centuries to offer wisdom, inspiration, and hard-earned gardening know-how as the world around us returns to flower. From the lasting influence of Somai’s rock gardens in fifteenth-century Japan to contemporary American gardener Dan Hinkley’s thoughts on the trials and rewards of experimentation (“I feel it is our duty to kill as many plants as possible.”), Lessons from the Great Gardeners is as beautiful and fecund as the horticultural masterpieces it profiles. This book will encourage greenhorns and green thumbs alike to shake off the frost, pull out a trowel, and get digging

 

Matthew Biggs trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is a member of the Woody Plant Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society, and panel member on BBC Radio Four’s Gardeners’ Question Time. A well-known broadcaster, gardening writer, and personality, he has written several books, including The Complete Book of Vegetables: The Ultimate Guide to Growing, Cooking and Eating Vegetables.
 

Please contact Nicholas Lilly at 773.702.7490 or nlilly@uchicago.edu for more information.

 

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