Synopses & Reviews
An award-winning historian of antiquity, Robin Lane Fox is also one of Britains foremost gardening experts, and in Thoughtful Gardening he takes readers on a varied and highly enjoyable journey through each season of the gardening year. From a tender eulogy for one of his landscape design mentors to a candid consideration of global warmings effects on his lupins or the perfect shrub to grow in shade along a path, Fox brings his trademark wit, wisdom, and charm to bear on the art and experience of gardening. Essential reading for anyone planting a new garden or taking stock of one after several years, this collection offers valuable critiques of horticultural trends and traditions, and essential insights into gardening practices and philosophies. Taken together these essays formseason by seasona rich reflection on the lessons, challenges, and absurdities of life with a green thumb.
With wit and wisdom, Oxford historian and Financial Times gardening columnist Robin Lane Fox recounts his deep passion and appreciation for gardening
About the Author
Robin Lane Fox
s weekly gardening column in the Financial Times
began in 1970 and is the longest running in print today. He has published two bestselling books on the subject, Better Gardening
and Variations on a Garden
. He began his career in the great Botanical Garden in Munich and since 1979 has been Garden Master of the gardens at New College, Oxford, where he is also Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History. He is the prize-winning author of many books on classical history, including Alexander the Great, The Classical World: An Epic History of Greece and Rome
, and most recently Travelling Heroes: Greeks and their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer
. He lives in Oxford, England.