A Provencal Story of Apricot Blossom, Truffles and Thyme.
Alex Dingwall-Main left the roof gardens of Manhattan and the Georgian terraces of London for a new life gardening in Provence. One September, as the evenings shortened and the tips of the almond tree leaves were turning from green to yellow, he was called to the village of Menerbes. There, neglected and beset by brambles, convolvulus and hornets he found a truly secret garden.
The landscape of the Luberon region in Provence is among the most evocative in the world. For a dedicated gardener its climate represents a particularly challenging dream. The transformation of the Menerbes garden so lovingly detailed in this book, provided Alex Dingwall-Main his hardest mission yet.
'The Luberon Garden' is an entertaining, evocatively written, horticultural treasure trail. As he weaves anecdotes of the rural Provencal communities, of truffle-hunting and chrysanthemum festivals, into the story of his struggle to encourage a heart-breakingly neglected wilderness back to life, Alex Dingwall-Main has created a modern classic in gardening literature.
- Publication Date:
- 15 / 04 / 2003
- 136 x 206mm