A Gentle Plea for Chaos: Reflections from an English Garden

Author(s): Mirabel Osler

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In this book the author describes the way her garden evolved and how, without meaning to do so, she let it take over her life.


She suggests moving away from planning, regimentation and gardening with the mentality of a stamp-collector. Frequently funny and always stimulating, she writes of the alchemy of gardens, of the 19th-century plant-collectors and plant illustrators and of the gardening philosophers, all fertilizing great thoughts along with their hollyhocks.

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All consuming and witty look at one woman's garden

Mirabel Osler won the 1988 Sinclair Consumer Press Garden Writer of the Year Award.

Mirabel Osler is the critically acclaimed author of A Breath from Elsewhere and the classic A Gentle Plea for Chaos. She lives in Shropshire.

General Fields

  • : 9781408817896
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : April 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 12mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 192
  • : Re-issue
  • : Paperback
  • : Mirabel Osler