The story of how Beth Chatto created her gravel garden on 'possibly the driest, and the most windswept, piece of soil in England' has a message of hope for gardeners everywhere.
At the outset she promised the garden would not be irrigated in times of drought and that once established the plants must fend for themselves or die.
The results, beautifully portrayed in photographs taken through the seasons, testify to the triumphant outcome of the adventure.
Showing how her principles can be applied on any scale, this book is an essential read for any gardener facing water shortages and poor soil. Rich with hard-won tips, this is a gardening classic.