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Head of Zeus
Gardens in My Life
Gardens in My Life by Arabella Lennox-Boyd

'A world-renowned horticultural tour de force, Arabella Lennox-Boyd is one of the most accomplished landscape designers of our time' House and Garden

'Arabella Lennox-Boyd's memoir-like account is a complete joy to read as well as to look at... A must' Country Life

'Testament to an extraordinarily creative and blooming life' Tatler

Arabella Lennox-Boyd is one of the foremost garden designers in the world. She has created some of the country's most stunning private gardens, in addition to commissions for the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and projects for Sting and Trudie Styler.

Looking back over her extraordinary career, Arabella takes us on a tour of the gardens that have had a particular interest or meaning to her. She describes the inspirations that led to the final design and plant combination. Famed for her herbaceous borders and a passionate collector of plants and shrubs, Arabella imparts her expert wisdom on planting and offers practical advice on landscaping.

The book will be illustrated with beautiful photography and accompanied by Arabella's sketches and planting plans.

Head of Zeus, an Apollo book * Gardening
15 Apr 2021 * 272pp * £8.99 * 9781789545692
Gardens in My Life is a personal journey... Particularly vivid are the descriptions of Arabella's childhood holidays in Oliveto... This instilled in her a deep and lasting love of nature that has provided a rich seam of inspiration. This book is a compelling testament to that'
House & Garden
'It's a book that will no doubt adorn the coffee tables in the grand houses she was first inspired by when she arrived in London. And it's a testament to an extraordinarily creative and blooming life'
Arabella Lennox-Boyd's memoir-like account is a complete joy to read as well as to look at... A must'
Country Life
This beautiful book, by one of the most accomplished garden designers of our time, looks back over Arabella's extraordinary career and the gardens that have had particular interest or meaning to her... Alongside breath-taking photography are Arabella's fascinating sketches and planting plans'
The Home Page
'Disarmingly candid memoir from a 'grande dame' of garden design, filled with pragmatic insights into the practical business of being a designer'
Gardens Illustrated
'[Lennox-Boyd is] an engaging, graceful writer with a straightforward, almost modest style'
Anne Swithinbank, World of Interiors
'Wildly romantic, atmospheric and often festooned with roses, Arabella Lennox-Boyd designs are celebrated with gusto in this exploration of her work. From her own garden in Tuscany, to those in Britain and beyond, it's heady, aspirational stuff. Wonderful for luxuriating in on a wet winter afternoon, the mix of conversational anecdote and description of the thinking behind each garden makes for an enjoyable read. I particularly appreciated the 'masterplan' overhead drawings, which help the reader to orientate themselves within each garden'
Rachel de Thame, The Times

Arabella Lennox-Boyd

Arabella Lennox-Boyd
Arabella Lennox-Boyd is an internationally renowned landscape designer. Italian by birth, she has designed over 700 gardens worldwide including 6 Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal gardens, including best of show in 1998. She is a trustee of the Chelsea Physic Garden; a member of the RHS Woody Plant Committee, and previously served as a Trustee of Kew Gardens for nine years. She was also awarded the RHS Veitch Memorial Medal for her work in Horticulture. Arabella has spent 40 years building her own garden at Gresgarth Hall in Lancaster, where she has created a remarkable landscape and arboretum, full of plants collected on her many plant-hunting trips.
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