The gift of a garden

Author: 
Alice Taylor
Publisher: 
O'Brien Press
Publication Date: 
2013
ISBN: 
978-1-847-17581-6

Decorated boards, 272 pp., $27.95.

Alice Taylor is a well-known garden writer, best known for her descriptions of her village, Innishannon (or Inis Eonáin) in County Cork, Ireland. Each sentence seems like a story that you never want to end. I will not even try to explain her acquisition of a huge, heavy statue of St. Stephen or a roof garden. Best for the author to describe  Innishannon's conversion to tree landscaping. This book will reveal Taylor's sheer joy of gardening, her detailed local knowledge and expertise, and her storytelling abilities. Entertaining and insightful, Taylor will provide much food for thought while revealing the beauties of her part of the world. - Adele Kleine, volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden.

Volume: 
16
Number: 
3