My first thanks are to The Sunday Times for allowing me to reproduce the articles I have written for the paper, and to all there who have edited and subedited the pieces into shape. A special mention goes to Lucas Hollweg, who preferred food to flowers, and to Carey Scott, Peter Conradi, Karen Robinson and Helen Davies, who have led the Home section over the years.
And thank you too to all the photographers who have made magic out of dull and rainy days to illustrate the interviews and then, often years on, graciously taken the time to rummage through their archives to send me their pictures. I am hugely grateful to them. As I am to the designers and picture editors who have put up with the many demands gardening pages bring.
Jo Christian and Becky Clarke have been a dream to work with at Pimpernel, and my thanks to them, Emma O’Bryen and Gail Lynch for making the whole process so painless.
Lastly, I must thank my mother, Theresa, and all the Theresas in the family before us who have loved gardens and gardening, and have passed down the green gene. This book is for them.
© Chris Bourchier 19, 20−21 © Mark Bourdillon 77 © Vicki Couchman 93, 120, 122−3, 133,
82, 83, 85, 86, 137, 139, 142 © Peter Tarry 129, 130 © Tessa Traeger 182−3 © Simon Upton/Jamb 94, 95 © Sven Vandenbosch, 96, 99 Author’s Acknowledgments P ic t u r e Credits
The publishers have made every effort to contact holders of copyright works. Any copyright holders we have been unable to reach are invited to contact the publishers so that full acknowledgment may be given in subsequent editions. For permission to reproduce the images on the pages listed below we would like to thank the following.
134 © Rachel Denning 68, 70−71 © Bob Flowerdew, 78 © Francesco Guidicini 159 © Harpur Garden Library 51, 53, 63, 64 © Peter Hinwood, 201, 202 © Sayaka Hirakawa 73 © John Lawrence 107, 108 © Michael Le Poer Trench 193 © Andrew Montgomery/Luciano Giubbilei frontispiece, 146, 149 © Huw Morgan 196 © Elizabeth Novick 181 © Gerry Robinson 44, 45, 47 © Adrian Sherratt 54, 56, 57, 59, 60, 81,
JACKET PHOTOGRAPHS FRONT: Border at Great Dixter by Luciano Giubbilei (©Andrew Montgomery/Luciano Giubbilei) BACK, TOP ROW, L−R: Fergus Garrett & Luciano Giubbilei (©Andrew Montgomery/Luciano Giubbilei); Catherine FitzGerald & Dominic West (© Francesco Guidicini); Kelly Brook SECOND ROW, L−R: Julian & Isabel Bannerman (© Adrian Sherratt); Huw Morgan & Dan Pearson; Corinne Bailey Rae THIRD ROW, L−R: Jim Carter & Imelda Staunton (© Vicki Couchman); Bob Flowerdew (© Mark Bourdillon); Andy Hulme (© Sayaka Hirakawa); William Christie. BOTTOM ROW, L–R: Jilly Cooper (© Adrian Sherratt); alliums in Michael Le Poer Trench’s garden (© Michael Le Poer Trench)
All other photographs © Caroline Donald