The Luberon Garden
A Provencal Story of Apricot Blossom, Truffles and Thyme
By (author) Alex Dingwall-Main
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Luberon Garden by Alex Dingwall-Main
Book Description'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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091880958
(198mm x 127mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Alex Dingwall-Main
A landscape gardener with over 20 years' experience in the UK, USA and Europe, Alex Dingwall-Main now lives in Provence with his wife and young son.
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