This is the story of The Land Gardeners, creators of productive gardens and stunning bundles of cut flowers. Based in the original walled garden at Wardington Manor, The Land Gardeners have revived the tradition of working with the land to produce abundant, seasonal flowers for clients’ use in decoration, design and events. But for all the frivolous, bucolic beauty of the flowers, it is the productivity and the health of the soil that truly underpins The Land Gardeners’ philosophy.
A shared loved of learning about plants, soil and the creation of beautiful, productive, truly alive gardens inspired Elworthy and Courtauld to start The Land Gardeners in 2012. They decided to turn a neglected garden into a productive, commercial garden and in doing so learnt so much about old soil, new soil, planting, picking and potting hundreds of different flowers. This is a book about their story and a visual diary of everything they have learned.