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Pimpernel Press Ltd Beth Chatto’s Shade Garden Copyright © Pimpernel Press Ltd 2017 Text © Beth Chatto 2002, 2017 except for pages 213-19 © David Ward 2017 Photographs © Steven Wooster 2002, 2017 Garden plan © Chrissy McDonald 2002

First published in 2002 by Cassell Illustrated This revised edition published by Pimpernel Press Limited 2017 Designed by Becky Clarke Beth Chatto has asserted her right to be identified as the author of this book in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

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Typeset in Adobe Caslon ISBN 978-1-9102-5822-4 Printed and bound in China 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

above In winter Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris makes a pattern of bronze stems embracing the lichen-green bark of an oak. page 1 Primroses nestling at the base of protective oaks. page 2 The glossy, hollow stems of Dicentra spectabilis, bowed by horizontal fringes of deep rose and white lockets. page 3 A favourite foliage plant, Arum italicum ‘Marmoratum’, with dark glossy green spear-shaped leaves, veined with ivory.

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