The Ivington Diaries

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Bloomsbury USA, Jul 20, 2010 - Gardening - 384 pages
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Monty Don and his wife Sarah moved into their semi-derelict farmhouse at Ivington in 1991, and their garden is the most tangible symbol of the spectacular way in which they have since thrived. Springing with amazing vigour from the soil behind the house, this space has been central to Monty’s life; ever since he dug the very first border, he has obsessively written about it. The Ivington Diaries is a personal collection of Monty’s jottings from the past fifteen years. Generously illustrated with his very own photographs, and beautifully packaged, this book promises to be one of the most delightful garden books ever published.

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User Review  - Piers Cooper - Goodreads

I'm currently re-reading this wonderful book. I first read it at the tail-end of last summer, and with pages I was lost in Don's simple, elegant prose. his photography enhances the experience, adding ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sonia - Goodreads

I have been completely inspired. At times I was mildly frustrated by the clever format (the book is a calendar year but each entry is from a different year over an 18 year period), I would have liked ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Monty Don is one of Britain's best-loved gardeners. He wrote a weekly column for the Observer between 1994 and 2006, earning him a devoted readership, and he was the charismatic presenter of BBC Gardener's World from 2003 to 2008. He lives and gardens in Herefordshire with his wife Sarah, with whom he wrote The Jewel Garden, and their three children.

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