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Image: (c) The Berkeley Family and The Spetchley Gardens Trust

Miss Willmott’s Ghosts

Miss Willmott’s Ghosts is the new biography of Victorian/Edwardian plantswoman Ellen Ann Willmott, published by Blink. This blog dips a toe into some of the amazing stories I discovered but couldn’t include as I ran out of space…

“An amazing read! I galloped through it”

Lady Antonia Fraser

“Lawrence has done an excellent job of recreating this eccentric gardening guru’s life

Daisy Goodwin, The Times

Sandra Lawrence tells her story with brio and affection

Constance Craig-Smith, Daily Mail

My pick for gardening book of the year”
                              Louise Curley, The Sunday Times