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    DescriptionThe story of how Beth Chatto created her gravel garden on 'possibly the driest, and the most windswept, piece of soil in England' has a message of hope for gardeners everywhere. At the outset she promised herself: 'This garden was not to be irrigated in times of drought. Once established the plants must fend for themselves or die.' The results, beautifully portrayed in Steven Wooster's specially commissioned photographs taken through the seasons, testify to the triumphant outcome of the adventure.

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    Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Beth Chatto, Photographs by Steven Wooster
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 192 mm
    Height: 245 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 907 g
    ISBN 13: 9780711214255
    ISBN 10: 0711214255

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    Edition statement
    Frances Lincoln ed.
    Illustrations note
    120 colour photographs and garden plans
    Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    01 May 2002
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    Author Information
    Beth Chatto (born 27/06/1923) is a plantswomen, gardener and writer. Whilst having no formal horticultural training, she was inspired by her parents' enthusiastic gardening, her husband's lifelong study of natural associations of plants, and friendship with the great plantsman and artist Sir Cedric Morris. The Beth Chatto Gardens began at Elmstead Market, Essex in 1960. By applying the principles of ecological gardening, she transformed an overgrown area of wasteland into informal gardens that harmonise with the surrounding countryside. Complementing the gardens is a large plant nursery producing a wide range of unusual plants, which attracts thousands of visitors each year. She has won ten Gold Medals the Chelsea Flower Show and was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Victoria Medal of Honour (1987), the Lawrence Memorial Medal and an honorary doctorate from Essex University. She is the author of many books including her classics The Dry Garden (1978) and The Damp Garden (revised 2004) as well as Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden (2000) and Beth Chatto's Woodland Garden (2002). An engaging exchange of letters with Christopher Lloyd, Dear Friend and Gardener, was published in 1998. In 2002 she was awarded the OBE for her services to horticulture. A keen advocate of organic gardening, she has lectured worldwide. She lives in Colchester in Essex. To visit the Beth Chatto Gardens website click here Award-winning photographer Steven Wooster specializes in the photography of gardens and plants. He lives in London.
    Review quote
    Beth Chatto combines, as well as anyone at work today and better than most, an eye for good plants, knowledge of their ways and a sensitivity when putting them together -- Ursula Buchan Spectator Beth Chatto has to be the plantswoman of the century because she knows how to please plants ... a desire to emulate these beautiful plantings should be enough to drive all serious gardeners to read the book -- Mary Keen Garden