I count myself privileged to have met Anne Wareham and Charles Hawes in 2008 at their property
Veddw House Garden on the border of Wales and England.
In this day and age (in particular the U.K.) it is quite rare to find new gardens which elevate the craft into an art form. If Edwardian style borders are your kinda thing might I suggest you don't visit the place..BUT if fresh planting and design (and un-design) concepts tickle your fancy then this is the place for you. (the short review..phew said Anne) Now whats all this got to do about the above book you ask! Well a lot and much more.. Simply put.. what can you expect from a writer/reviewer/artist/website creator http://thinkingardens.co.uk/ /bad tempered gardener and much more and thats only Anne i am talking about!
Charles is almost all the above http://veddw.com/gallery/ but adds Photographer to his repertoire and http://veddw.com/discovering-welsh-gardens/ a splendid book with writer Stephen Anderton.
Need i say more?
Anne tells it like it is so much better
"Gardening is talked-up housework that you have to do outside. It has everything in common with housework, even some of the tools. I have a vacuum cleaner that I use indoors and out since it sucks up wet as happily as dry. Gardening has a great deal of the same objective as housework and is mostly depressingly judged on the same criteria - is it neatandtidy and is it weed-free, alongside is it neatandtidy and is it dust-free?