The Pottery Gardener : Flowers and Hens at the Emma Bridgewater Factory
The Emma Bridgewater factory is a thriving visitor attraction and a mecca for lovers of its iconic pottery; but tucked within is a walled garden bursting with nectar-rich, jazzy-toned flowers and hen houses of rare-breed chickens. In this beautiful book, the site's gardener, florist and poultry keeper Arthur Parkinson descriptively and visually shares his stunning work. With seasonal tips on container planting, plant profiles and helpful guides to keeping fowl and flower-arranging, The Pottery Gardener is sure to delight gardeners, hen fanciers and Emma Bridgewater fans alike.
- Hardback | 224 pages
- 190 x 245 x 20.32mm | 916.26g
- 01 Sep 2018
- The History Press Ltd
- Stroud, United Kingdom
- 250 Illustrations, color
I cannot describe how much I love this charming book: its ravishing photographs of flowers and chickens and bees transport you straight into the heart of Arthur's garden ... Arthur's love of living things is completely infectious and makes you want to go outside now to see what you can do in your own garden to make the world a lovelier place ... -- JOANNA LUMLEY I love this book - its confidence with colour, its passion, its knowledge of the very best plants, and the fanciest breeds of poultry all married together with sumptuous photographs. That Arthur has managed to do this in an inner city, turning a bleak factory yard into a most exotic, duchess-worthy garden makes it the most inspiring garden book I have seen in years. -- SARAH RAVEN
About Arthur Parkinson
Arthur Parkinson trained at the Royal Botanical Gardens of Kew, before working for Sarah Raven at Perch Hill, East Sussex. He is now head gardener at the Emma Bridgewater Factory garden and has written for numerous special interest magazines and newsletters. His garden has been featured in The Guardian, Garden News, Gardenista and Staffordshire Life. He also gives talks at Perch Hill.