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The Remarkable Case of Dr Ward and Other Amazing Garden Innovations

Abigail Willis Dave Hopkins



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Laurence King
01 September 2018
From secateurs to seed bombs, hybrids to ha-has, lawnmowers to land artists, the gardening world has long attracted innovators. This delightful book outlines the advances that changed horticulture and the landscape forever. The fascinating and amusing short entries are accompanied by charming specially created illustrations, making this the ideal gift for the gardener in your life.
By:   Abigail Willis
Illustrated by:   Dave Hopkins
Imprint:   Laurence King
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   340g
ISBN:   9781786273161
ISBN 10:   1786273160
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   01 September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for The Remarkable Case of Dr Ward and Other Amazing Garden Innovations

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

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