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Synopsis: Christopher Lloyd (Christo) was one of the greatest English gardeners of the twentieth century, perhaps the finest plantsman of them all. His creation is the garden at Great Dixter in East Sussex, and it is a tribute to his vision and achievement that, after his death in 2006, the Heritage Lottery Fund made a grant of GBP4 million to help preserve it for the nation. This enjoyable and revealing book - the first biography of Christo - is also the story of Dixter from 1910 to 2006, a unique unbroken history of one English house and one English garden spanning a century. It was Christo's father, Nathaniel, who bought the medieval manor at Dixter and called in the fashionable Edwardian architect, Lutyens, to rebuild the house and lay out the garden. And it was his mother, Daisy, who made the first wild garden in the meadows there. Christo was born at Dixter in 1921. Apart from boarding school, war service and a period at horticultural college, he spent his whole life there, constantly re-planting and enriching the garden, while turning out landmark books and exhaustive journalism. Opinionated, argumentative and gloriously eccentric, he changed the face of English gardening through his passions for meadow gardening, dazzling colours and thorough husbandry. As the baby of a family of six - five boys and a girl - Christo was stifled by his adoring mother. Music-loving and sports-hating, he knew the Latin names of plants before he was eight. This fascinating book reveals what made Christo tick by examining his relationships with his generous but scheming mother, his like-minded friends (such as gardeners Anna Pavord and Beth Chatto) and his colleagues (including his head gardener, Fergus Garrett, a plantsman in Christo's own mould).
About the Author: Stephen Anderton, who knew Christopher Lloyd well for over twenty years, is a gardening writer whose books include Rejuvenating a Garden, Urban Sanctuaries and Discovering Welsh Gardens. He is gardening correspondent of The Times and formerly National Gardens Manager for English Heritage. Stephen Anderton has had access for the first time to Christo's chaotic, 100-year archive of papers relating to the house, garden and family.
Title: Christopher Lloyd: His Life at Great Dixter
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Random House UK, 2010. Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP60006311
Book Description Random House UK, 2010. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP102273196
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR002334343
Book Description Chatto and Windus, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. We are committed to providing each customer with the highest standard of customer service. All books are picked, packed and dispatched from the United Kingdom. Seller Inventory # PH3217602
Book Description Mar 04, 2010. Condition: Used: Good. Ex-library book, usual markings. Hardback with dust cover. Clean text, sound binding. Quick dispatch from UK seller. Seller Inventory # L_M05-J07_0040_LE_05/18
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Nice clean copy, with illustrations. Seller Inventory # ABE-1509007025412
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 2010. Also the story of Dixter from 1910 to 2006, a unique, unbroken history of one English house and one English garden spanning a century. Hardback illustrated with colour and black and white plates. Slightly creased dust jacket edges otherwise very good condition. 240 pages. Seller Inventory # 16085
Book Description Chatto & Windus, GB, 2010. Hardback. Condition: nrFine. Dust Jacket Condition: nrFine DW. 2nd Printing. Book and dustwrapper/dustjacket are in nearly fine condition with only slightest signs of wear and/or age. Seller Inventory # kb513.501
Book Description Random House UK, 2010. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0701181133-2-4
Book Description Random House UK, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0701181133