The Good Gardener

The Good Gardener

The Good Gardener is an invaluable book published by the National Trust for those with an eye for gardening. Bestselling author of practical gardening guides, Simon Akeroyd, offers simple step-by-step advice accompanied by beautiful imagery. The Good Gardener utilises gorgeous photographs taken at stunning National Trust properties such as Sissinghurst Castle in Kent and Polesden Lacey in Surrey. The attractive and appealing images, teamed with Simon's expert advice, make it a charming guide to gardening.

The book is split into several extensive chapters examining in more detail the processes of gardening from planting to propagation and from lawn care to pruning. This guide offers practical advice on how to sustain maintenance for your garden, grow fruit or vegetables and how to attract wildlife such as garden birds, butterflies and bees.

The book also includes a map of National Trust gardens at the back of the book – a lovely additional feature as it shows you the exact location of the gardens you can go and visit.

The Good Gardener does everything it sets out to achieve as it shows you how to get the best out of your garden all year round, inspiring you to go out and make the most of your outdoor space.

The Good Gardener: Expert advice for every garden from the National Trust by Simon Akeroyd, published by National Trust Books, is available to buy from all good book shops, RRP £25.00.

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