28 February 2011

Stephen Westcott Gratton on His Favourite Garden Writers

Stephen Westcott Gratton is rather well-known in the horticulture circles.  He is a horticulturist, gardening expert, has authored three books the first of which is "Creating a Cottage Garden in Canada", a regular contributor to Canadian Gardening Magazine and  a tv host having appeared on HGTV with Flower Power among other gardening programs.

I enjoy reading Canadian Gardening magazine and have found his articles well-informed and educational to me.  As a subscriber to the online newsletter put out by Canadian Gardening, I found an article by Stephen Westcott Gratton about his favourite garden writers.  While I would have loved to have simply chosen the button to "blog this", it wasn't available.  I did tweet it.  This is the next best thing.  Blogging about his article, I guess.  

Stephen's top 10 garden writers:

-E. A. Bowles (1865-1954)
-Nan Fairbrother (1913-1971)
-Margery Fish (1892-1969)
-Miles Hadfield (1903-1982)
-Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932)
-Beverley Nichols (1898-1983)
-Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962)
-Lady Anne Scott-James (1913-2009)
-Sir Sacheverell Sitwell (1897-1988)
-Sir Roy Strong (b. 1935)

Check out the article
Stephen's Favourite Garden Writers

Who are your favourite garden writers?  A couple of my favourites are Lois Hole and David Tarrant.  I have a confesstion.  The only one from Stephen's list that I have heard of is Gertrude Jekyll.  How about you? 


Sheila said...

I haven't heard of Stephen but will look him up online. I love that my local library will order in books from all over Alberta. My favorite author is Lois Hole and though I refer often to her books, I especially enjoyed "I'll Never Marry a Farmer!" Keep Warm!

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