Author: Catherine Horwood
About the book:
Beth Chatto was the most influential British plantswoman of the past hundred years, authoring many of the best-loved gardening books of the twentieth century. Beth Chatto was the inspiration behind the `right plant, right place' ethos that lies at the heart of modern gardening. Some years before her death in May 2018, Beth authorized Catherine Horwood to write her biography, with exclusive access to her archive. Beth Chatto: A life with plants also includes extracts from Beth's notebooks and diaries, never previously published, bringing Beth's own distinctive and much-loved voice into the book. Most of the photographs, from Beth's personal archives, have also never been seen in print before. For Beth's legions of fans, Beth Chatto: A life with plants is the personal story behind her beliefs and the struggles and determination that brought her success.
About the author:
Catherine Horwood is a social historian with a passion for plants and gardens. Her book, Gardening Women: Their Stories from 1600 to the Present was enthusiastically received. The American edition appeared shortly after under the title Women and Their Gardens: A History from the Elizabethan Era to Today. Catherine Horwood's other books include Rose, Potted History: The Story of Plants in the Home and Keeping Up Appearances: Fashion and Class Between the Wars. She has also written for newspapers and magazines including The Times, Daily Mail, Gardens Illustrated and The English Garden.
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