JACKIE BENNETT has written six gardening books including The
Writer's Garden (Frances Lincoln 2014), Wild About The
Garden and The Cottage Garden, as well as co-editing a
biography of well known catholic women, Convent Girls
(Virago 2003). She writes for The English Garden magazine
and is a former editor of The Garden Design Journal. She won
the Garden Writer's Guild Gardening Column of the Year 2009
for a series about her own Norfolk garden.
ANDREW LAWSON is a painter and a distinguished garden photographer living in Oxfordshire. Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Gold Medal for photography and twice winner of the Garden Media Guild's Photographer of the Year Award, he has illustrated books by many authors, including Penelope Hobhouse, Rosemary Verey, Anna Pavord, Ursula Buchan, Tim Richardson, Mary Keen and HRH The Prince of Wales. His own books include Plants for All Seasons and The Gardener's Book of Colour.
'the best of coffee table books: as well as looking beautiful it's a fascinating read...it's part biography, part social history, part present-day gardening guide. As Will, fond of a horticultural reference, would have said: "Here's flowers for you..." ' Cambridge News "This will find a wider audience than Shakespeare fans, just as titles such as Marta McDowell's -Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life and Kim Wilson's In the Garden with Jane Austen appealed to readers interested in gardening history." Library Journal, US "a true celebration and exploration into a central part of [Shakespeare's] family life and private world" NFU Countryside Magazine "brush up your understanding of Elizabethan plants and gardening in this beautifully illustrated tour of Shakespeare's gardens" Gardens Illustrated