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The Modern Gardener: A practical guide for creating a beautiful and creative garden (Hardcover)

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British horticulturist Frances Tophill, contributor to the popular TV programs Love Your Garden and Gardeners’ World, shares her vast knowledge of gardening and advocacy for sustainable methods in her wonderful new book. While she provides plenty of information about selecting and growing beautiful plants, Tophill also emphasizes how to garden in balance with the natural world by reducing water, plastic plant containers, and chemicals, and by creating sanctuaries for insects, birds, and other wildlife. Readers will be inspired to enjoy the beauty of gardening in a less impactful way after reading The Modern Gardener

— S.B.

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A guide to creating a modern outdoor space that provides us with the materials we need to eat, be creative, learn and get the most out of our garden

We no longer just want to garden, we want to engage with the land; the plants in it, the animals, insects and even the fungi. The Modern Gardener isn’t just about creating a space that simply looks visually stunning, but about responding to the need to modernize; to live in a way that works in harmony with the world around us and engages with our outdoor space. The plants that we choose to grow should encourage wildlife, reduce our carbon footprint and be useful in all areas of our lives. 

Filled with projects, as well as the whys and hows of growing and choosing plants, it includes a recipe section with activities that can be tried at home for all kinds of fun – from delicious concoctions to essential products – all made from plants. 

"Frances Tophill is not only a qualified horticulturist but is fast becoming the fresh new face of television gardening." Daily Mail 

About the Author


Frances Tophill is a Horticulturist and Botanist who trained at The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. Since 2012 she has been a presenter on ITV’s Love Your Garden, with Alan Titchmarsh. She also presents regularly on BBC Gardeners’ World. She works closely with the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and WWF, championing the importance of growing for us as individuals and as communities. She is the Author of three books; First-Time Gardener, The Container Gardener and, most recently, Re-Wild Your Garden

Praise For…


“If the book’s stunning photography doesn’t capture readers, its no-nonsense approach to eco-friendly gardening will…This [book] is full of fun ideas”—http://www.publishersweekly.com/9780857839435, http://www.publishersweekly.com/9780857839435


Product Details
ISBN: 9780857839435
ISBN-10: 0857839438
Publisher: Kyle Books
Publication Date: April 26th, 2022
Pages: 192
Language: English
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