Abigail Willis is an arts and gardening writer. She has written about urban gardens, and London gardens, in particular. Her London Garden Book A-Z has twice been shortlisted for the Garden Media Guild's Inspirational Garden Book of Year award. She is a member of the Critics' Circle and the Garden Media Guild. Dave Hopkins is an illustrator specializing in all forms of line work. His clients include numerous publications from The Economist to Mojo.
Gardening is full of innovations we take for granted. This little 112-page compendium delves into the highways and byways of gardening, profiling 50 aspects of gardening lore both old and recent. It provides insights into secateurs, lawnmowers, herbaceous borders, island beds, topiary and the ha-ha through to aerial gardening and urban greening to climate change - Garden News An amusing and well-illustrated gift book for anyone interested in gadgetry and the progress of garden history - Gardens Illustrated A neat compendium of stories celebrating 50 of gardening's greatest inventions. Classic black line drawings from Dave Hopkins, some intricate and many of them amusing, accompany each entry. Every section of the book is informed and pithy, making this the kind of thoughtful, readable work often found on the bedside table - The English Garden