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A Rage for Rock Gardening By Nicola Shulman

A Rage for Rock Gardening by Nicola Shulman

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This life of Reginald Farrer offers a window on the opulence and drama of Edwardian horticulture. "Half-poet, half-botanist", as Vita Sackville West described him, he was active during the last great age of plant-hunters, inspiring generations of gardeners with a love of flowers.

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A Rage for Rock Gardening: The Story of Reginald Farrer, Gardener, Writer and Plant Collector by Nicola Shulman

A new edition of Nicola Shulman's miniature masterpiece about the life of gardener Reginald Farrer A hundred years ago, there was a revolution in British gardening, as the garden changed from being a diversion of dukes to the hobby of millions. Few figures were more prominent in this renaissance than Reginald Farrer, whose passion for alpines, the most demanding of plants, would inspire generations with a love of flowers. He was the man who put a rockery in every back garden. Tormented by physical and emotional misfortune, Farrer was one of those 'born to endless night'. Yet in the realm of horticulture his many faults were turned to advantages, and he became one of the great plant-hunters, collecting new species from the mountains of Tibet and China. Through the influence of his extraordinary books, Farrer did for English gardening what, half a century later, Elizabeth David would do for its cookery, changing everything forever.

About Nicola Shulman

Nicola Shulman is a writer and reviewer for publications including the Sunday Telegraph, the TLS and Harpers & Queen. She lives with her family in London and in Yorkshire. Her latest book, Graven with Diamonds, the Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt: Courtier, Poet, Assassin, Spy was published by Short Books this year.

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A Rage for Rock Gardening: The Story of Reginald Farrer, Gardener, Writer and Plant Collector by Nicola Shulman
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