RHS COMPANION TO SCENTED PLANTS is an authoritative guide to creating beautiful, well designed gardens that are highly scented, and shows how scent can turn a good-looking garden into an unforgettable one.
Stephen Lacey analyses the different scent ‘flavours’ available to the gardener, and discusses how to use scent as an ingredient in a planting scheme. An experienced gardener and plantsman, he shows how a simultaneous display of riches for the eye and the nose is within the grasp of every gardener. A comprehensive catalogue describes over 1,000 of the best plants to grow for their fragrance as well as their beauty.
This is the only major reference work on scent and scented plants and is endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society.
STEPHEN LACEY is a well-known gardener and garden writer and author of a number of gardening books including Real Gardening and Gardens of the National Trust. He is a long-standing columnist and feature writer for the Daily Telegraph, and contributes to numerous magazines including RHS The Garden. He lectures to horticultural societies and design schools around the world, and for many years was a regular presenter on BBC’s Gardeners’ World. He lives in London, SW7.
As well as being a distinguished garden photographer – he holds the Royal Horticultural Society's Gold Medal for photography – ANDREW LAWSON is a painter, a passionate and knowledgeable gardener, and author of several successful gardening books.
'This is a great and inspirational book that show how to get the most scent into your garden and would make a great book to receive or give this Christmas whether for the experienced or novice gardener.'
"irresistible book ... gloriously illustrated ... the perfect Christmas present"
"For me, this is the best book of the year, a true original that stands out from the generality of potboilers and rehashings of well-worn wisdom."
"packed with plant suggestions, planting techniques and inspiration for anyone wanting either to introduce perfume into a corner of their garden or to create an entire scented garden."
"a useful and inspiring book ... a rich reference work and an interesting read which will be used for many years."
'This is the only major reference work on scent and scented plants by the RHS and it is certainly one worth having on the gardening bookshelf. Another ideal Christmas gift.'
"an authoritative guide to creating beautiful, well-designed gardens that are highly scented."
"rewarding, handsomely produced."
' This is not a sniff-and-scratch book, but the union between Lacey's loving and lucid text and Andrew Lawson's beautiful photographs might occasionally persuade you otherwise.'
"a dreamy read for any gardener . . .tells you all you need to know about bringing fragrance into your life and garden."