This comprehensive catalogue of over 1000 scented plants to grow for their fragrance as well as beauty is the only major reference work on scent and scented plants and is endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society. Whether you're an experienced gardener or you just like flowers, this authoritative guide to creating beautiful, well designed gardens that are highly scented will show you how scent can turn a good-looking garden into an unforgettable one. Join experienced gardener and plantsman Stephen Lacey as he analyses the different scent ‘flavours’ available to the gardener and discusses how to use scent as an ingredient in a planting scheme, showing how a simultaneous display of riches for the eye and the nose is within the grasp of every gardener.
' This is not a sniff-and-scratch book, but the union between Lacey's loving and lucid text and Andrew Lawson's beautiful photographs might occasionally persuade you otherwise.' Hortus "a dreamy read for any gardener ...tells you all you need to know about bringing fragrance into your life and garden." Country Homes & Interiors "an authoritative guide to creating beautiful, well-designed gardens that are highly scented." Countryside magazine "rewarding, handsomely produced." Evening Standard "an authoritative guide to creating beautiful, well-designed gardens that are highly scented." The Garden, RHS "gorgeous guide" The Sunday Times "irresistible book ... gloriously illustrated ... the perfect Christmas present" The Lady "For me, this is the best book of the year, a true original that stands out from the generality of potboilers and rehashings of well-worn wisdom." -- Tim Richardson Daily Telegraph "packed with plant suggestions, planting techniques and inspiration for anyone wanting either to introduce perfume into a corner of their garden or to create an entire scented garden." Gardens Illustrated "a useful and inspiring book ... a rich reference work and an interesting read which will be used for many years." Garden Design Journal 'This is the only major reference work on scent and scented plants by the RHS and it is certainly one worth having on the gardening bookshelf. Another ideal Christmas gift.' The Reckless Gardener 'This is a great and inspirational book that show how to get the most scent into your garden and would make a great book to receive or give this Christmas whether for the experienced or novice gardener.' The Potting Shed UK