On 15 July 2019, I was a guest of Slightly Foxed, the quality quarterly for book lovers, talking on the subject of good garden writing with Matt Collins, nature writer and Head Gardener at London’s Garden Museum. We were joined by Slightly Foxed’s Gail Pirkis, Hazel Wood and Philippa Lamb, and we meandered convivially via daredevil plant-hunters, early wild gardening advocates such as Gertrude Jekyll, William Robinson and Vita Sackville-West, and the passing passions and fashions of garden design, with a peek over the hedge at Christopher Lloyd’s Great Dixter along the way. All good fun!

Ursula BuchanPHOTO BY Charlie Hopkinson

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ursula Buchan is a popular public speaker and writer, who has won awards for both books and journalism. She is known for her wit, elegant style and meticulous research. In the past, she has been concerned with gardens and garden history, but now concentrates mainly on social and cultural history. She is available for speaking engagements at literary festivals, historical societies and gardening clubs.

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A Green and Pleasant Land
A Green and
Pleasant Land
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The English Garden
The English
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The Garden Anthology
The Garden
Anthology
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