Amazing Gardening Innovations

The Remarkable Case of Dr Ward and Other Amazing Garden Innovations is a ‘potted’ history of gardening told through 50 innovations. From secateurs to seed banks, from hybrid plants to herbaceous borders, these are the ideas that have changed the way we garden today.


Published by Laurence King, Sept 2018

50 illustrations
112 pages

9781786273161 £12.99

Lawnmower_illustration by Dave Hopkins

“A neat compendium…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

“An amusing and well-illustrated gift book for anyone interested in gadgetry and the progress of garden history.” Gardens Illustrated

“A rollicking potted history of horticulture from the Roman Empire to the inspired innovators of the 19th century.” Amateur Gardening

“Rich with concise – yet detailed – information about a wide variety of garden topics.” New York Journal of Books