Beth Chatto's Shade Garden book
Beth Chatto's Shade Garden Book
Beth Chatto

Beth Chatto's Shade Garden

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Beth Chatto (1923-2018) was one of the most influential British plantswomen of the past hundred years. She was the inspiration behind the ‘right plant, right place’ ethos that lies at the heart of modern gardening. In this book, she details how she turned a derelict site into a tranquil woodland garden and shares her tips for the best plants to use in a shady area of the garden. 
‘Most gardens have dark areas – a north-facing border, an area shaded by a hedge, fence or house wall, a bed in the shade cast by shrubs or trees with greedy roots – and for many gardeners these are a challenge, and often a trial. Fortunately, there are plants adapted by Nature to a vast range of conditions and, by choosing suitable plants, we can transform almost any problem site into something beautiful.’
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  • Publisher: Pimpernel Garden Classic
  • Hard cover
  • Number of pages: 232 pages
  • ISBN: 9781910258224
  • Colour photographs by Steven Wooster
  • This is a reissue, published originally in 2002 as ‘Beth Chatto's Woodland Garden’, and now with new introduction and afterword.