Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Tuesday 2 June 2020

Beth Chatto – A life with plants

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Beth Chatto – A life with plants

with Catherine Horwood

7pm (7.30pm start) Friday 13th March

Nottage Maritime Institute

Wivenhoe Quay

Tickets £6 – redeemable on book purchase

Call to book on 01206 824050

Join us with Beth Chatto’s biographer Catherine Horwood for a talk and slide presentation about one of the most influential gardeners in our history.

“Beth Chatto…..will touch generations of gardeners to come. Gardeners from all over the world have taken her lead on the right plant, right place and have had our eyes opened to texture, shape and form.” – Fergus Garrett, Great Dixter

“Of all the gardeners I know, it is for Beth that I feel the deepest respect.” – Alan Titchmarsh

Beth Chatto: A life with plants tells the story of the most influential British plantswoman of the past hundred years. Beth Chatto was the inspiration behind the ‘right plant, right place’ ethos that lies at the heart of modern gardening. She also wrote some of the best-loved gardening books of the twentieth century, among them The Dry Garden, The Damp Garden, and Beth Chatto’s Gravel Garden. Some years before her death in May 2018, aged ninety-four, Beth authorized Catherine Horwood to write her biography, with exclusive access to her archive.

Beth Chatto: A life with plants also includes extracts from Beth’s notebooks and diaries, never previously published, bringing Beth’s own distinctive and much-loved voice into the book. Most of the photographs, from Beth’s personal archives, have also never been seen in print before. For Beth’s legions of fans, Beth Chatto: A life with plants is the personal story behind her beliefs and the struggles and determination that brought her success. It also details her great friendships with two of the other giants of UK gardening: Cedric Morris and Christopher Lloyd.