Can you read a garden like you read a book? What does a biographer glean about her subjects’ characters from their gardens and the way they write about them? Drawing on her biographies of famous authors and on her own observation, Victoria Glendinning delves deep. What do our own gardens tell us about ourselves?
Victoria Glendinning is biographer of Thomas Stafford Raffles, Elizabeth Bowen, Leonard Woolf, Anthony Trollope, Edith Sitwell, Vita Sackville-West, Rebecca West and Jonathan Swift. Twice winner of the Whitbread biography prize, she is a keen and talented gardener.
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Art of the Garden is a celebratory programme that will explore the relationship between gardening, art and the landscape. This autumn and winter, to celebrate the opening of Oudolf Field, a perennial meadow designed by Piet Oudolf, Hauser & Wirth Somerset has invited leading lights in the fields of landscape and garden design, art and sculpture, literature and photography to talk about their work.
Art of the Garden is curated by Caroline Donald, Garden Editor of the Sunday Times