Description - The Luberon Garden by Alex Dingwall-Main
The rollicking adventures of an English garden designer in Provence' The Independent Escapist reading.. .magic.' The Times lex 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. his is his account of gardening his way round Provence, and in particular, of attempting to restore the secret garden of Menerbes. Situated high on the plains of the Luberon region, Menerbes 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 Provencal 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. ublished in hardback with serialisation in the Times and major review and feature coverage this
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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.