At West Dean by Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain, is the
first book to comprehensively document this extensive and unique
project; a celebration of the gardening excellence and love affair
with planting that Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain have established at
West Dean over a 25-year period.
While West Dean's expansive site is the starting point, At
West Dean highlights the persistence, skill and creativity
that make for a successful garden in any set of circumstances,
providing inspiration and sound advice for all gardeners and
setting a sublime standard to aspire to; it is a joyful reminder of
the infinite rewards to be gained from a hard day's work in the
Richly illustrated by award-winning garden photographer Andrea
Jones, the glories of West Dean through the seasons are shown to
their full extent, mingled with shots of gardeners at work pruning,
tying, mowing, raking, labelling, washing pots, stacking canes.
The results of their labours are defined by horticultural rigour
and contemporary efficiencies set against a Victorian backdrop.
"I am in awe of what Sarah Wain & Jim Buckland have
achieved at West Dean and this superb book is a testament to
inspired, uncompromising horticulture at its very best."
At West Dean is available to purchase in hardback from
West Dean Gardens Gift Shop.