Of Rhubarb and Roses: The Telegraph Book of the Garden – Book Release and Blog Giveaway

of rhubarb and roses

I’m excited to reveal the following book release, published October 2013 by Aurum Press, which I feel will be of great interest to my readers, read on to find out how you could win a copy!

In Of Rhubarb and Roses, gardening guru Tim Richardson presents a unique collection of writings from garden writing’s greats.

The Telegraph has long enjoyed the closest association with gardeners. Indeed, as the newspaper of choice for the counties and the shires, it revels in the glory and variety of Britain’s horticultural heritage, whether celebrating the most renowned gardens, like Great Dixter, or extolling the tart virtues of rhubarb.

Whatever form it takes, few things could be more central to the world of the Telegraph reader than the garden. Which is why the paper has always attracted the best writers on the subject: from the experts of today, such as Stephen Lacey, Sarah Raven and Bunny Guinness, through great sages of yesteryear, like Fred Whitsey, Denis Wood and Rosemary Verey, to the more esoteric musings of Germaine Greer, Sir Roy Strong and W. F. Deedes. All are collected here in this compendious and endlessly fascinating anthology.

As varied and colourful as a traditional herbaceous border at the height of summer, Of Rhubarb and Roses is the perfect book for an afternoon’s reading in a deckchair, as the shadows lengthen across that newly mown lawn.

About the author:

Tim Richardson is a writer and historian, a garden columnist in the Daily Telegraph and the author of many books, including English Gardens in the Twentieth Century, The Arcadian Friends: Inventing the English Landscape Garden, Avant Gardeners and The New English Garden. He is a trustee of the Garden History Society, sits on the National Trust’s gardens advisory panel and wrote Oxford University’s first garden history course. Recently appointed professor of landscape art at Vienna University (Arts), he lives in London, where he is the founder-director of the Chelsea Fringe Festival.

If you’d like a be in with a chance of winning a copy of the book, just leave a comment on this post by midnight on Monday 21st October 2013 to say you’d like to be included. I’ll then put all the names in a hat and draw a lucky winner. Winners will be notified by email, so please make sure your entry is correct. The competition giveaway is open to UK addresses only I’m afraid. Good Luck!

Thanks to Jessica at The Aurum Publishing Group.

18 thoughts on “Of Rhubarb and Roses: The Telegraph Book of the Garden – Book Release and Blog Giveaway

  1. Many thanks for your very helpful blog it is packed with lots of colourful, useful information. I would like to win the book,
    but whatever please keep sending me your lovely posts. Thank you for sharing your expertise.


  2. Please include me in the draw as that looks like an ideal book to enjoy reading in the coming months whilst sofa flying with a cup of tea and a couple of biscuits. xx


  3. Hello to you, wonderful site so full of interesting info about your gardening ideas and projects and with humour too, add me to the list for a chance of winning this deckchair book please. Dave B


  4. ooh! this sounds like a lovely book to fill the long winter nights ahead in front of the fire with a lovely hot toddy :-) , I love spending cosy evenings planning the next season. please enter my name in your hat and keep writing your beautiful inspiring blogs, many thanks x


  5. That looks like the sort of book I’d love and isn’t the picture gorgeous. I’m an avid fan of Gardeners’ Question Time etc. Please pop me in the hat.


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