The Luberon Garden : A Provencal Story of Apricot Blossom, Truffles and Thyme Paperback
'The rollicking adventures of an English garden designer in Provence' Independent 'Escapist reading-magic' The TimesAlex Dingwall-Main left London with his wife and dog nine years ago for the Luberon region of the South of France.
A landscape gardener of international renown he was in search of a challenge - a new climate, a new way of gardening and a new way of life.
This is his account of gardening his way round Provence, and in particular, of attempting to restore the secret garden of M-nerbes.
Situated high on the plains of the Luberon region, M-nerbes is a famously beautiful village - but this garden had long been forgotten.
It trailed down over seven levels, thick with brambles and hornets' nests, almond blossom and ancient fig trees.
It was an archetypal Proven-al garden and for one whole year it dominated Alex Dingwall-Main's life.
From distant dreams came growth and disasters, but ultimately, the garden is reclaimed.
From truffle dealers to local mayors, film star neighbours to JCB drivers and olive-tree farmers, Alex takes us on a guided tour of an extraordinary area. Published in hardback with serialisation in The Times and major review and feature coverage, this is the enticing paperback edition of a beautifully written book on plants, people and life.
Evocative and inspiring, The Luberon Garden will take you on an unforgettable journey.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/04/2002
- Category: Landscape art & architecture
- ISBN: 9780091880958