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The Generous Gardener Private Paradises Shared © Pimpernel Press Limited 2018 Text © Caroline Donald 2018 Photographs © Caroline Donald except those listed on page 208

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ISBN 978-1-910258-97-2 Printed and bound in China by C&C Offset Printing Company Limited

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Frontispiece: Luciano Giubbilei’s border at Great Dixter. Page 8: Penelope Hobhouse’s Somerset garden.

CONTENTS

Introduction 6

Natash a Spen der 10

Provence Ch a r l e s Shou p 14

Peloponnese H en ry Cec i l 18

Newmarket Will i a m Waterf i e l d 22

Menton Ja n e t Wheatcrof t & Sh e r pa Dawa 26

Dumfries & Galloway Dav i d & Bella Gordon 30

Pays de la Loire Joh n H a r r i s 36

Monmouthshire P e t e r H a rgr e av e s 39

Somerset

Gerry & H e at h e r Robi n s on 4 4

Donegal Lord Cholmondeley 49

Norfolk Ch r i s t i n e Fac e r 54

Gloucestershire Ju l i a n & I s a b e l Banerman 58

Gloucestershire Will A l s op 62

Norfolk Sh i r l e y Sh e rwood 66

Oxfordshire A n dy Hulme 72

London

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