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Ace new book! RHS Garden Anthology

The Garden Anthology

We’re fairly simple folk. When it comes to gathering gardening information, we want it to be easily digestible and we want it now. Magazines with big pictures, blogs from like-minded individuals and the google search bar being the common routes to knowledge. But even we appreciate that sometimes it’s worth taking an alternative approach: to enjoy the written word in more eloquently delivered forms through those old fashioned things called ‘books’.

The RHS Garden Anthology features a great array of beautifully written passages, covered over more pages than we’re ever used to reading, from 80 of the most respected garden writers of the last 100 years and more. This is a collection gathered from the the RHS magazine ‘The Garden‘ and includes features, philosophies, comment and news, brought together in sections including ‘the environment’, ‘science & innovation’, ‘the kitchen garden‘ and ‘pests & diseases‘.

It’s very much a dip-in-and out coffee table book. One that you’ll treasure for years and return to when inspiration is required. So in one sitting you might go back in time to 1929 and ponder on the legendary Gertrude Jekyll’s theories of ‘colour in garden planning‘ before fast forwarding 80 years to see what Nigel Slater has to say on Asian vegetables. With other authors including E A Bowles, Kevin McCloud, Mary Keen, Lia Leendertz and James Wong you’re guaranteed plenty of passion, insight and education at every turn. And for the simple folk like us, the whole book is interspersed with big pictures in the form of Jenny Bowers’ stunning illustrations, making it a perfect companion for anyone’s coffee table.


Save money on this book!

To make this book even more appealing, we’ve managed to blag a discount for our readers.

To order RHS The Garden Anthology at the discounted price of £13.50 including p&p* (RRP: £16.99), telephone 01903 828503 or email and quote the offer code APG233. 

*UK only – Please add £2.50 if ordering from overseas.
Note: the publishers asked if we wanted to review this book and were sent a copy for exactly that purpose

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