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.
Beautiful… The Land Gardeners explain how they grow their flowers and how we can copy them. Every silken petal, every frothy plume, is shown to perfection… It is the book's practical aspects that are so seductive.
— World of Interiors
A guide through the cycle of a year in the Wardington gardens…In deliriously beautiful images coupled with practical advice, it offers a blueprint for achieving the symbiotic dance with nature that's brought [The Land Gardeners] such rich rewards.
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 trained and worked as a lawyer before studying garden design. In 2012, she launched the Land Gardeners with Henrietta Courtauld and now specializes in creating productive and environmentally friendly gardens. With Courtauld, she is the author of Clive Nichols English Gardens.
Henrietta Courtauld trained and worked as a lawyer before studying garden design. In 2012, she launched the Land Gardeners with Bridget Elworthy and now specializes in creating productive and environmentally friendly gardens. With Elworthy, she is the author of Clive Nichols English Gardens.