Have you ever wondered what guerrilla gardening is? The history of vertical gardening? Who started the first horticultural society? Did you know that the design of pruning shears may have been inspired by the guillotine? That the lawnmower was pioneered in 1830? From anti-lawns to zen gardens, this book has it all. — Joe Michon-Huneau
From secateurs to seed bombs, hybrids to ha-has, lawnmowers to land artists, the gardening world has long attracted innovators. This delightful book outlines the advances that changed horticulture and the landscape forever. The fascinating and amusing short entries are accompanied by charming specially created illustrations. This beautifully produced book is the ideal gift for the gardener in your life.
About the Author
Abigail Willis is an arts and gardening writer. She has written about urban gardens, and London gardens, in particular. Her London Garden Book A-Z has twice been shortlisted for the Garden Media Guild's Inspirational Garden Book of Year award. She is a member of the Critics' Circle and the Garden Media Guild.
Dave Hopkins is an illustrator specializing in all forms of line work. His clients include numerous publications from The Economist to Mojo.