Read by gardeners in more than 40 countries worldwide, since it began life in 1987 Hortus has published more than 10,000 pages of original garden writing: this richly diverse selection represents just a few of its many triumphs.
A richly diverse selection from the original garden writings produced by the quarterly periodical Hortus over the last twenty-one years. 'Some of the best garden writing you could find anywhere.' Anna Pavord, The Independent 'Offering the finest garden writing in the English language.' The Daily Telegraph 'What a relief to read lean, sturdy sentences ...to see gardening as part of civilisation, bound up in commerce, science, art and literature.' The New York Times
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It must have been quite a task for Mr Wheeler to select highlights from those 21 years, in a journal where the standards have been consistently high. The selection is, however, sparkling...we must hope for another charming volume when Hortus reaches its quarter-century. Country Life A box of delicious literary chocolates to hoard for a rainy afternoon. Garden Highlights from this treasure trove of hugely entertaining, occasionally eccentric, always erudite garden writing. Observer David Wheeler's twenty-first birthday Hortus is a consistent delight: a happy selection of well-written, and beautifully illustrated and printed essays...This has to be one of the best presents ever for a gardener. Museum of Garden History magazine This is a book to dip into, to keep by the bedside, or to while away time while waiting for an appointment, and I can thoroughly recommend it. Cornwall Gardens Trust Journal This book proves that if gardening is an art, then so is writing about it. Irish Examiner
About Edited by David Wheeler
David Wheeler is founder and editor of Hortus. He is the author of several books, a contributor to national newspapers and magazines and the editor of the anthology Hortus Revisited. In 2009, he was awarded one of the Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) highest accolades, the Veitch Memorial Medal. The Veitch Memorial Medal is awarded annually to persons of any nationality who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement and improvement of the science and practice of horticulture.
Hortus Revisited by Edited by David Wheeler
Edited by David Wheeler
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