Adventures of a Gardener :: Peter Smithers

Adventures of a Gardener :: Peter Smithers soon to be presented for sale on the inspired BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: Harvill Press with the Royal Horticulture Society, 1995, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Colour plates;

From the cover: Sir Peter Smithers is the creator of a vision to which he gave substance in the four main gardens in his life, reaching maturity in that at Vico Morcote in Switzerland.There he designed and developed from bare ground a fully functioning ecosystem of exotics, a community which would maintain and rejuvenate itself according to the laws of nature, with only occasional interventions by the author and gardener. Replete with magnolias, camellias, tree peonies, rhododendrons and more than ten thousand species and varieties of plant, imported from friends and nurseries in Japan, Britain, the USA and New Zealand, this community has matured over the past quarter century into an enchanting display of interest and beauty, which Peter Smith…

Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 211 pages. Index. 10¾” x 7¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I spellbind you with a further miscellany curated within Biography catalogue?

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