The Flower Yard

The Flower Yard: Growing Flamboyant Flowers in Containers – THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Home, Garden
Hardback Published on: 29/03/2021
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The Flower Yard
Beautiful book
I have been looking at this book for a while and finally bought a copy. It is absolutely beautiful with lots of wonderful advice and about creating a flowe... READ MORE
Bookmouse, Newry
The Flower Yard
A sumptuous vision, a voyage in colour, light and transparency.
Manon Divet
The Flower Yard
Size is no Barrier to an Amazing Garden
Arthur Parkinson is a passionate container gardener with a particular penchant for tulips and dahlias. In The Flower Yard he transforms an unpromising site... READ MORE
Jane Mac


Arthur Parkinson's town garden is like a path of pots, a tiny, exposed stage on bricks. Despite its small size, a flower-filled jungle in Venetian tones is grown here each year, in defiance of urbanisation. The plants act like drapes, closing gently as their growth engulfs the front door, from either side of the path, to the buzz of precious bees.

This is gardening done entirely in pots, yet on a grand scale that will inspire anyone who wants their doorstep or patio to be a glamorous and lively canvas that nurtures them visually and mentally. From jewel scatterings of crocus, flocks of parrot tulips and scented sweet peas to galaxies of single dahlias, towering giraffes of amaryllises grown inside for winter and endless vases of cut blooms through the seasons.

With his bantam hens at his feet, Arthur shares his life, knowledge, flair and influences for planting creatively, all of which combine to create a space that's rich in ever-changing colour and life.

  • Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780857839176
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 997g
  • Dimensions: 248 x 194 x 24 mm

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The Flower Yard
Love this book!
This is a great book - really unique and inspiring. I am a big Sarah Raven fan so I discovered Arthur through their podcast together. I do love growing in... READ MORE
Naomi Hall