The Virago Book of Women Gardeners From diggers and weeders, to plantswomen and landscape designers, women have contributed greatly to the world of gardening. This book contains collected extracts from the 18th century to the present day, from writers including Colette, Germaine Greer, Vita Sackville-West, and Dorothy Wordsworth
From diggers and weeders, to artists and colourists, writers and dreamers to trend-setters, plantswomen to landscape designers, women have contributed to the world of gardening and gardens. Here Deborah Kellaway, author of The Making of an English Country Garden and Favourite Flowers, has collected extracts from the 18th century to the present day, to create a book that is replete with anecdotes and good-humoured advice. Colette, Margery Fish, Germaine Greer, Eleanor Sinclair Rohde, Vita Sackville-West, Rosemary Verey, Edith Wharton and Dorothy Wordsworth are some of the writers represented in this book.
A glorious and fertile compendium. - INDEPENDENT
Boldly editied, the equivalent of a well-planted border with not a gap of bare earth, all season-colour interest, and no visible pea-sticks. - Lynne Truss, SUNDAY TIMES
Kellaway's intelligent and tender book enlarges the sense of human possibility. - OBSERVER
Green thoughts from Gertrude Jekyll to Germaine Greer- a delight for lovers of gardening and literature. - WOMAN AND HOME