I am reading a lovely novel at the moment about a botanist in 16th century Somerset (The Knot, by Jane Borodale).
I will write a review of it very soon, as I’m sure it will be of interest to many of you gardeners out there, but I have to share these lines from it today!
When asked by a botanist colleague what his garden is: “So if it is not a work of art, what do you call it?”
Henry Lyte replied:
“A garden is a deliberate gathering together of living things, partially governed.”
I think that sums it up perfectly!
What do you think?