DGT Lectures

Head Gardeners. Online lecture by Ambra Edwards
Friday, May 21, 2021

Head Gardeners. Online lecture by Ambra Edwards

Friday 21st May at 6.00 pm. £5.00 Click here to book tickets Dorset Gardens Trust in association with TGT are proud to present Head Gardeners, an online lecture by Ambra Edwards, on Friday 21st May at 6.00 pm.

Ambra Edwards is a foremost garden writer who has 3 times been voted Journalist of the Year by the Garden Media Guild, who also named her book Head Gardeners Inspirational Book of the Year in 2017. In this talk she will explore the lives, vision and achievement of a cohort of exceptional gardeners, ranging from a former homeless heroin addict to a gardening therapist repairing lives torn apart by war and a gardener who loves ground elder and trains bindweed up poles. Gardening, they all agree, is not so much a job as a life choice. 

Her book: Head Gardeners illustrated by Charlie Hopkinson is available from The Bridport Bookshop for £20 (some signed copies will be available) Click here to order online 

An updated and expanded edition of the acclaimed Head Gardeners - winner of the Garden Media Guild Inspirational Book of the Year Award

HEAD GARDENERS explores the lives, visions and achievements of sixteen very special head gardeners, and examines the many and various roles a head gardener might play today – project manager, conservationist, artist, historian, plantsman, educator, scientific investigator, social worker, public relations supremo, events planner, businessman. Or any combination of the above.

Now in paperback, this new edition includes two new head gardeners, Fiona Dennis of Charleston Farmhouse, East Sussex and Stephen Griffith of Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Dorset, as well as updates on all the gardeners featured in the hardback edition: Ned Price, Fergus Garrett,

Paul Pulford, Mick Evans, Beatrice Krehl, Troy Scott Smith, Lucille Savin, Alistair Clark, Carol Sales, Andrew Woodall, Michael Walker, Martin Ogle, Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain.

"An informative and eye-opening delight." - Country Life

"A new insight into the dedication of those who do the hard work of keeping great gardens alive." - David Sexton, Evening Standard

"Brilliant." - Ursula Buchan, The Garden

Ambra Edwards is a regular contributor to the Telegraph, Gardens Illustrated, and other leading gardening magazines. Her most recent book is The Story of Gardening (Pavilion, 2019), a world history of gardening with Penelope Hobhouse. She lives in Dorset.

Charlie Hopkinson is a portrait and landscape photographer specializing in the arts, gardening and landscape. As well as being published in magazines and books worldwide, his work is exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery. He lives in London. His most recent book is Restoration Stories: Patina and Paint in Old London Houses, with Philippa Stockley, published by Pimpernel in 2019.

Tickets £5. Details & Booking at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/head-gardeners-tickets-149165214171


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