I’ve been reading about gardening this month, and it’s all down to the newly released book The Thoughtful Gardener. If you too have an empty garden (or an overgrown one, for that matter) this book is the perfect starting point to get you into the garden this spring. It’s packed full of inspirational ideas and plenty of photos of gardens in bloom that’ll get you wanting to plant up your patch. Read on to find out more about the book and author, and to enter my giveaway to WIN a copy of this beautiful new release, worth £35!Award-winning designer, and gardening columnist for The Times, Jinny Blom has carefully curated this gorgeous book to bring together design ideas from gardens all around the country. The Thoughtful Gardener not only provides plenty of inspiration with stunning photos, it also offers practical advice on how to make your own perfectly-designed garden at home.
But that doesn’t mean a manicured lawn with topiary trees, a well-designed garden can be full of over-grown shrubs, blousey blooms and messy edges. That’s the lovely thing about this book; it makes gardening accessible to those of us who don’t have the time to trim the edges of our grass with scissors! Some of the gardens in this book have been growing wildly for years, but Jinny shows us how the original design allows for the plants to grow freely while still providing a surprisingly neat and calming space.
Read more and enter my giveaway to win a copy of The Thoughtful Gardener below..!
For Jinny, design is more a matter of appropriateness than imposing a particular style so it’s easy to apply her advice to your own garden. I especially like how this book shows the original landscape design drawing (I’m such a design geek!) and photographs of the finished garden really bring the project to life.
Considering that this landscape designer has created more than 250 gardens around the world (and won gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show) I think that Jinny’s advice on gardening is rather spot on! Whatever the shape, size of plot or aspect of your own garden, you can take inspiration from Jinny’s principles to make it work for you and for your situation.And here’s your chance to win a copy of The Thoughtful Gardener by Jinny Blom for yourself. One lucky winner will bag a copy of this newly released book and it will be sent directly to you from the publisher. There are plenty of ways to enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below so best of luck!
Giveaway open to UK residents only. Contest runs from 30th March 2017 to 9th April 2017. Winner will be contacted via email and must provide a delivery address to receive their prize.