The Damp Garden is a practical guide for all gardeners, whether they have a pond or stream, or just a small area of damp ground. In revealing what works in her own famous garden, Beth Chatto passes on a wealth of advice gleaned from her many years of personal experience battling against the elements. She provides detailed and inspired ideas on garden management, plans for every type of soil and situation and descriptions of over 1000 suitable plants for making the most of damp ground. Fully revised and updated with beautiful photographs by Steven Wooster, this illustrated edition will become a regular reference tool for all water gardeners.'
Table of Contents
Starting from scratch; the first seven years; expansion; developing the water gardens; the north facing clay bank; large scale water gardening; garden management; garden plans; alphabetical list of plants.
Beth Chatto runs her own Garden and Nursery for Unusual Plants at Elmstead Market near Colchester. Winner of ten Gold Medals at Chelsea, she also holds the Royal Horticultural Society's Victoria Medal of Honour and an honorary doctorate from Essex University. She is the author of a host of gardening classics: The Dry Garden, The Damp Garden, Beth Chatto's Garden Notebook, Beth Chatto's Green Tapestry and Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden. She is also co-author of Dear Friend and Gardener, written with her long-standing friend and fellow gardener, Christopher Lloyd.