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Product details

  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Timber Press (24 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604690968
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604690965
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,754,760 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Beverly Nichols makes an unequivocal case for water in the garden."𔃀Valerie Easton, Seattle Times, August 31, 2004--Valerie Easton "Seattle Times "

"In this entertaining volume, [Nichols] weaves literature, music, art and travel into his anecdotes, peppering them with memorable characters and droll humor."--Moira Sheridan, People Places Plants, Summer 2003--Moira Sheridan "People Places Plants "

"No one has ever traveled down the garden path with quite the same flair as Beverley Nichols. The latest Timber Press reprints are here, ready to bolster the case." Bob Cowden, Pacific Horticulture, Winter 2003"

A very funny book [Nichols ] accounts of ponds made with plastic pond liners made me laugh out loud. But for an amateur, Nichols is also a serious plantsman and garden designer. And in this book he makes English prose that is as balanced, graceful and relaxed as anyone s I have read. A garden as informal and assured as his prose would be a wonder indeed. The New York Times Book Review

A delight to anyone who s ever dreamed of planting a formal garden but needed some inspiration. Los Angeles Daily News

No one has ever traveled down the garden path with quite the same flair as Beverley Nichols. The latest Timber Press reprints are here, ready to bolster the case. Pacific Horticulture

Filled with unforgettable characters as well as nuggets of practical gardening advice. National Gardener

Nichols is a charming writer and dispenses practical advice with that delightful wry humor the English are famous for. Bloomsbury Review

Beverly Nichols makes an unequivocal case for water in the garden. The Seattle Times

Although the garden and house repair are real, it s semi-fictionalized and peopled with his eccentric neighbors in an English village. Agatha Christie fans will recognize the types. The Oregonian

In this entertaining volume, [Nichols] weaves literature, music, art and travel into his anecdotes, peppering them with memorable characters and droll humor. People Places Plants"

"A very funny book--[Nichols'] accounts of ponds made with plastic pond liners made me laugh out loud. But for an amateur, Nichols is also a serious plantsman and garden designer. And in this book he makes English prose that is as balanced, graceful and relaxed as anyone's I have read. A garden as informal and assured as his prose would be a wonder indeed." --The New York Times Book Review

"A delight to anyone who's ever dreamed of planting a formal garden but needed some inspiration." --Los Angeles Daily News

"No one has ever traveled down the garden path with quite the same flair as Beverley Nichols. The latest Timber Press reprints are here, ready to bolster the case." --Pacific Horticulture

"Filled with unforgettable characters as well as nuggets of practical gardening advice." --National Gardener

"Nichols is a charming writer and dispenses practical advice with that delightful wry humor the English are famous for." --Bloomsbury Review

"Beverly Nichols makes an unequivocal case for water in the garden." --The Seattle Times

"Although the garden and house repair are real, it's semi-fictionalized and peopled with his eccentric neighbors in an English village. Agatha Christie fans will recognize the types." --The Oregonian

"In this entertaining volume, [Nichols] weaves literature, music, art and travel into his anecdotes, peppering them with memorable characters and droll humor." --People Places Plants

About the Author

Beverley Nichols (1898-1983) was a prolific writer on subjects ranging from religion to politics and travel, in addition to authoring six novels, five detective mysteries, four children's stories, six autobiographies, and six plays. He is perhaps best remembered today for his gardening books. The first of them, Down the Garden Path, centered on his home and garden at Glatton and has been in print almost continuously since 1932. Merry Hall (1951) and its sequels Laughter on the Stairs (1953) and Sunlight on the Lawn (1956) document Nichols' travails in renovating a Georgian mansion and its gardens soon after the war. His final garden was at Sudbrook Cottage, which serves as the setting for Garden Open Today (1963) and Garden Open Tomorrow (1968). The progress of all three gardens was followed avidly by readers of his books and weekly magazine columns.


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