The Pottery Gardener
The Pottery Gardener
Arthur Parkinson

The Pottery Gardener

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The Emma Bridgewater factory in Stoke-on-Trent is a mecca for lovers of its iconic pottery; but tucked within is a walled garden bursting with nectar-rich, jazzy-toned flowers and rare-breed chickens, all the result of gardener, florist and poultry keeper Arthur Parkinson, who transformed the bleak factory yard into an incredibly special space for nature, in various forms, to thrive.

Inspired by his friend, gardener and florist Sarah Raven, and childhood hen-keeping pen pal the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, Parkinson’s domain was one of resplendent flowers, feather-legged hens, handwritten blackboards and flower arranging, all depicted here in full colour images to inspire and delight. The book also features monthly gardening checklists, plant profiles, advice on henkeeping and innovative ideas of how to grow and display plants, so this is both a useful guide and a sumptuous visual feast.

  • Publisher: ‎The History Press
  • Paperback ‏
  • Number of pages: 224 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎0750992417
  • ISBN-13: ‎978-0750992411