When Bridget Elworthy and Henrietta Courtauld established their firm Land Gardeners, which specializes in cut flowers, they revived the tradition of working with the land to produce abundant, seasonal flowers for use in decoration, design, and events. Yet, as beautiful and idyllic as their designs are, soil health and productivity are their main concerns. Beginning with their philosophy and origins as gardeners, The Land Gardeners provides vital information on everything you need to create your own cut-flower garden, from necessary tools and how to support health to what plants flourish in which seasons and advice on gathering, preparing, and arranging your blooms. In this gorgeous volume, the authors provide a plan for growing flowers in all four seasons.
As beautiful as it is informative, this book explores the joy of gathering cut flowers and the importance of surrounding ourselves with healthy, vital gardens.
Everything you need to know about creating your own cut-flower garden and more.
Packed with ideas and inspiration, passion and beauty… This large-size, hardcover book is filled with stellar photographs that will also inspire you to display a vase filled with flowers you grew and arranged yourself.
— The Oregonian
Inspirational and practical.
— Sunday Times
— Gardens Illustrated
The Land Gardeners do desirable to perfection and every page is an inspiration.
— Country Life
Beautiful [and] inspirational.
— Financial Times/How to Spend It
Bridget Elworthy and Henrietta Courtauld trained and worked as lawyers before becoming growers and garden designers. They cofounded The Land Gardeners to raise awareness and educate gardeners, growers, and farmers about soil health. They ran an organic cut flower business in Oxfordshire, England while embarking on their quest to find solutions for soil, plant, and planet health. Their previous books include The Land Gardeners: Cut Flowers also published by Thames and Hudson and Clive Nichols English Gardens published by The Land Gardeners Press.