World famous landscape designer Arabella Lennox-Boyd describes the inspiration behind some of her most beloved gardens and offers practical advice on planting plans and garden design.
Arabella Lennox-Boyd is an internationally renowned landscape designer. Italian by birth, she has designed over 400 gardens worldwide including 6 Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal gardens, including best of show in 1998. She is a trustee of the Chelsea Physic Garden; a member of the RHS Woody Plant Committee, and previously served as a Trustee of Kew Gardens for nine years. She was also awarded the RHS Veitch Memorial Medal for her work in Horticulture. Arabella has spent 40 years building her own garden at Gresgarth Hall in Lancaster, where she has created a remarkable landscape and arboretum, full of plants collected on her many plant-hunting trips.
'Gardens in My Life is a personal journey ... Particularly
vivid are the descriptions of Arabella's childhood holidays in
Oliveto ... This instilled in her a deep and lasting love of nature
that has provided a rich seam of inspiration. This book is a
compelling testament to that' * House & Garden *
'It's a book that will no doubt adorn the coffee tables in the grand houses she was first inspired by when she arrived in London. And it's a testament to an extraordinarily creative and blooming life' * Tatler *
'Arabella Lennox-Boyd's memoir-like account is a complete joy to read as well as to look at ... A must' * Country Life *
'This beautiful book, by one of the most accomplished garden designers of our time, looks back over Arabella's extraordinary career and the gardens that have had particular interest or meaning to her ... Alongside breath-taking photography are Arabella's fascinating sketches and planting plans' * The Home Page *
'Disarmingly candid memoir from a 'grande dame' of garden design, filled with pragmatic insights into the practical business of being a designer' * Gardens Illustrated *