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The Wardian Case, illustration by Dave Hopkins

Dr Ward at Taunton Literary Festival 2018

I’ll be talking about my new book, The Remarkable Case of Dr Ward & Other Amazing Gardening Innovations, at this year’s Taunton Literary Festival.  Come along to Brendon Books and find out more about the genesis of the book, and some of the great ideas that changed gardening for ever.

21st November, 6.30pm


The London Garden Book A-Z 2nd edition

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An inspirational book – officially!

Delighted to announce the The London Garden Book A-Z was a finalist in the Inspirational Book of the Year 2017 category at this year’s Garden Media Guild Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of the gardening media world.

The book was in very good company (other shortlisted authors included Ginny Blom and Ambra Edwards) and  Clare Foggett, chair of the Garden Media Guild, hit the nail on the head when she said: “That so many of this year’s entries document the benefits gardening has for our health and wellbeing, or appeal to people discovering the joy of gardening for the first time, shows that our winners and finalists are adept at turning the mood of the moment into high-quality content that makes people want to get out and garden. Gardening is good for you, and it’s fantastic that this year’s Garden Media Guild Awards reflect that.”  Hear hear!

Priced £16.99 the book can be ordered directly from Metro Publications, or from your local independent bookshop.