Dear Christo: Memories of Christopher Lloyd at Great Dixter

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Great Dixter is a place of pilgrimage for gardeners all over the world. Its exuberant plantings have drawn legions of green-fingered visitors for decades. But Great Dixter's influence extends way beyond the gardening world and affects all who pass through it in a very particular way. * Well-known garden writers and celebrities such as Alan Titchmarsh, Anna Pavord, Helen Dillon, Hugh Johnson, Simon Jenkins and Mary Keen remark upon their Dixter experiences * Photographers and designers such as Howard Sooley, Jonathan Buckley, Andrew Lawson, Jerry Harpur and Allen Pollok-Morris have also contributed a range of stunning photographs. * The Garden Museum will also be running an exhibition entitled Christopher Lloyd: A Life at Great Dixter from 1 April to 12 September 2010.

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Beth Chatto is an outstanding plantswoman, gardener and author of many books. Fergus Garrett is head gardener at Great Dixter and lectures on gardening throughout the world. Rosemary Alexander founded the English Gardening School, runs a successful garden design consultancy and writes and lectures on garden design.

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“This book will enthrall you until it’s time to make your own pilgrimage to East Sussex.” —The New York Times

“Like a sublime English house party in print.” —Chicago Tribune

“Charming book. . . . Takes the reader as close as possible to actually sharing the experience of visiting Great Dixter.” —Garden

“A delightful book, and the oral history-style narrative that bounces around between decades and topics makes it easy to browse.” —Garden Rant

“I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up this title, but I was very pleasantly surprised. As I read the first few pages I found myself regretting that I’d never have the opportunity to meet one of the world’s greatest gardening personalities, but then by the time I finished the book I realized I felt as though I had.” —Danger Garden

“Takes fans behind the scenes of [this] English estate for intimate glimpses of living and gardening there.” —San Diego Home and Garden Lifestyles

“Celebratory. . . . The volume is filled with superb photos of the house and garden in all seasons, as well as photos of Lloyd and many of the contributors.” —SciTech Book News

“What makes it armchair-worthy. . . . you will encounter a great garden like no other.” —Daily Hampshire Gazette

“No matter how much you think you may know about Christopher Lloyd and Great Dixter, this book will open your eyes in the most entertaining way.” —EachLittleWorld.com

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