Gardeners’ World: A Year in a Small Garden

Gardeners’ World: A Year in a Small Garden

Creating a Beautiful Garden in Any Space


A Year in a Small Garden follows Frances Tophill as she creates her new garden in a terraced house in Devon. Working in a small space, the book documents her journey to bring life to her garden, including tips and tricks for you to achieve similar results in whatever spaces you have at home.

The book is structured around the stages of building her small garden, and branches out to include small community gardens Frances works with, as well as projects to create in small spaces at home - with a focus on growing food and planting in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way.

Featuring new photography shot throughout the year, as well as Frances's own journal and garden notebooks, this book will not only give you an insight into Frances's journey creating her first garden - but will help you create a beautiful, productive, garden at home.

About the author

Frances Tophill

Frances Tophill is a British horticulturist, conservationist, author, and television presenter known for her contributions to Love Your Garden and Gardeners' World. She studied for a bachelor's degree in horticulture with plantsmanship from the Scottish Agricultural College and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. A Year in a Small Garden is her sixth book.In June 2022, her first show-garden won a platinum medal and best in show at Gardeners' World Live at the NEC in Birmingham. Frances also works with the Royal Horticultural Society's Campaign for School Gardening to promote gardening to young people, and is a keen quilter and amateur potter.
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