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Beth Chatto’s Shade Garden: Shade-Loving Plants for Year-Round Interest (Pimpernel Garden Classics) Hardcover – July 15, 2017
Beth Chatto (Author), Steven Wooster (Photographer)
First published as Beth Chatto‘s Woodland Garden by Cassell in 2002, this Pimpernel Classic edition includes an afterword by David Ward, Head Gardener at Beth Chatto‘s Gardens.
“Most gardens have dark areas – a north-facing border, an area shaded by a hedge, fence or house wall, a bed in the shade cast by shrubs or trees with greedy roots – and for many gardeners these are a challenge, and often a trial. Fortunately there are plants adapted by Nature to a vast range of conditions and, by choosing suitable plants, we can transform almost any problem site into something beautiful.”
In this book legendary plantswoman Beth Chatto shows how the problem of shade in a garden can be turned to advantage. She tells how she transformed a dark, derelict site into a woodland garden that is tranquil and serene yet full of life and interest in every season. She describes, too, a wealth of plants that will thrive in shady beds and borders and on walls.
Beth Chatto runs her own Garden and Nursery for Unusual Plants at Elmstead Market near Colchester. Winner of ten Gold Medals at Chelsea, she also holds the Royal Horticultural Society’s Victoria Medal of Honour and an honorary doctorate from Essex University. She is the author of a host of gardening classics: The Dry Garden, The Damp Garden, Beth Chatto’s Garden Notebook, Beth Chatto’s Green Tapestry and Beth Chatto’s Gravel Garden. She is also co-author of Dear Friend and Gardener, written with her long-standing friend and fellow gardener, Christopher Lloyd.