The Land Gardeners show you how to establish organic garden beds and sow, grow and harvest over 100 varieties of cut flowers.
In this visual diary of life in the garden, The Land Gardeners share their beliefs on the importance of soil health, introduce you to their favourite blooms and inspire you to create your own cutting garden with expert knowledge on how to grow and what to gather by season.
Based in the original walled garden at Wardington Manor, The Land Gardeners have revived the tradition of working with the land to produce abundant, seasonal flowers for clients’ use in decoration, design and events. But for all the frivolous bucolic beauty of the flowers, it is the productivity and health of the soil that truly underpins The Land Gardeners’ philosophy. The book explores lively soil, the joy (and, arguably, necessity) of gathering from our gardens, and the imperative that we care for our soils and live among healthy, vital gardens.
'Inspirational and practical' - Sunday Times, Best Gardening Books of the Year
'The perfect accompaniment to home growing' - Daily Telegraph
'Beautiful … it is the book’s practical aspects that are so seductive' - World of Interiors
About the Author
Bridget Elworthy and Henrietta Courtauld both trained and worked as lawyers before studying garden design. Henrietta went on to work with landscape and garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith and then started her own garden design business. Bridget studied horticulture in London before spending three years in her native New Zealand, then returning to move to Wardington Manor. At The Land Gardeners, Henrietta and Bridget specialise in the design of productive gardens – particularly walled gardens.