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We Made A Garden - Margery Fish

We Made A Garden

By: Margery Fish

Hardcover | 5 June 2024

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An elegant reissue of a classic book from one of the twentieth century's greatest garden writers.

This landmark work on creating a garden was first published in 1956 and has rarely been out of print since. We Made a Garden is the story of how Margery Fish, the leading British gardener of the mid 20th century, and her husband Walter transformed an acre of wilderness into a stunning cottage garden, still open to the public at East Lambrook Manor, Somerset, England. Quirky and readable, this book details her creation of a world-renowned cottage garden, as well as her battles with Walter in the process, who preferred the standard suburban approach.

In this beautiful and timeless work, she recounts the trials and tribulations, the successes and failures of her venture with ease and humour. Topics covered are colourful and diverse, ranging from the most suitable hyssop for the terraced garden through composting, hedges and making paths to the best time to lift and replant tulip bulbs. This book has been hailed as everything from a blueprint for the creation of a modern cottage garden to a feminist manifesto, and the author's practical knowledge, imaginative ideas and general good sense will encourage and inspire gardeners everywhere.

About the Author

Margery Fish was one of the most admired gardeners and garden writers of her day, after Vita Sackville-West. Her many articles and books inspired garden enthusiasts with her easy read knowledge and observation. A passion for nature and ability to mix plants effectively even in the smallest space and in differing environments, made her ideas relevant to all gardeners of her time and for future generations of gardeners.
Industry Reviews

'[Margery Fish is] the doyenne of cottage garden style'.

-- Jim Cable

'[Margery Fish is] pone of the most influential female horticulturalists... who in her own way was as revolutionary as The Beatles.'

-- Constance Craig Smith

'It is still a horticultural classic to be read and re-read.'

-- Jim Cable, * The Guardian *

'A breath of fresh air to the rigid horticultural scene of the time.'

-- Constance Craig Smith, * Daily Mail Weekend *

'Crammed with good advice... I defy any amateur gardener not to find pleasure encouragement and profit from We Made A Garden'

-- Vita Sackville-West

'A landmark work in gardening and literature.'

-- Homes & Antiques

'A classic.'

-- Robin Lane Fox, * Financial Times *

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