Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life

Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life : The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales

By (author) Marta McDowell


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Marta McDowell combines the skills of a historian, biographer and gardener as she explores Beatrix Potter's passion for plants. Her book combines rich visuals with quotations from the writer's works, letters and diaries, to introduce the reader to Beatrix Potter's Lake District gardens. The author's passion for her subject and her own horticultural knowledge provide new insights for the reader, as she frames Beatrix Potter's works in the context of her gardening life.

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  • Hardback | 339 pages
  • 168 x 206 x 26mm | 759.99g
  • 05 Nov 2013
  • Timber Press
  • Portland, OR
  • English
  • 1604693630
  • 9781604693638
  • 11,152

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Marta McDowell is a garden consultant, writer and lecturer who also teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden. She is the author of 'Emily Dickinson's Gardens' (McGraw Hill). She is an active member of the Beatrix Potter Society.

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Review quote

'There are photographs here that I have never seen before of Beatrix and her gardens, and delicious watercolours of rose hips, violets, clematis and honeysuckle, snapdragons and waterlilies.' (Alan Titchmarsh, The Telegraph)

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