The Angel Tree
By (author) Alex Dingwall-Main
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Angel Tree by Alex Dingwall-Main
Book DescriptionAs readers of The Luberon Garden will know, Alex Dingwall-Main has come across some very odd garden desires in his time. But none so odd as the Frenchman who asked Alex to find him the oldest olive tree in existence and fetch it to the South of France to take pride of place in his exquisite garden. This charming, witty and evocative piece of horticultural travel writing takes us from the olive groves of Provence, to the hillsides of Greece, from farms in Spain, to a back yard in Italy. Along the way our intrepid garden designer meets a tree that is 3,000 years old; a farmer who won't sell his tree unless he can sell the 2,000 acre farm that surrounds it; an olive tree that saved a marriage and a village that believes a drop of rain touched by the leaves of the ancient 'Angel Olive' will cure anything. A wonderfully lyrical book with an extraordinary mission.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091895471
(199mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 6-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alex Dingwall-Main
Angel Tree, Paperback / softback (October 2012)
A vastly entertaining, utterly charming adventure in search of the oldest olive tree in the world, told by the talented landscape artist assigned to find it no matter the...
Vine Garden, Paperback (August 2005)
One dark and somewhat drunken night, the author decides to travel and find the France he fell in love with. He sets off on a pilgrimage to the spiritual core of his adopted land - to the chateaux and vineyards of France. His relationship with his adopted homeland is revolutionised into a much more dangerous and intimate affair.
Luberon Garden, Paperback (April 2002)» View all books by Alex Dingwall-Main
A landscape gardener of international renown, the author was in search of a challenge - a new climate, a new way of gardening and a new way of life. This work presents his account of gardening his way round Provence, and in particular, of attempting to restore the secret garden of Menerbes.
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Author Biography - Alex Dingwall-Main
Alex Dingwall-Main was born in Scotland and became a gardener after leaving school. He lives in the Luberon region of the South of France with his wife, son, dog and a demanding garden of his own.
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