Uma grande obra biográfica sobre um grande jardineiro inglês.
Já tinha lido o seu livro de cartas ‘Dear Friend & Gardener’, escrito a meias com Beth Chatto e fiquei triste por saber que Christopher Lloyd tinha já falecido.
Este ano, foi com grande entusiasmo que li sobre a publicação da sua biografia. Um livro sobre o homem e sobre o seu jardim, ‘Great Dixter’.
Foi com grande prazer que mergulhei na vida desta personagem riquíssima e li sobre os seus conhecimentos sobre jardinagem e sobre muitos outros aspectos da sua vida. Ele foi um importante jardineiro e escreveu muitas obras sobre vários aspectos da jardinagem e sobre as suas experiências no seu jardim e as influências dos seus contactos com outros no mundo da jardinagem e também das suas viagens por todo o mundo.
Este livro também nos mostra um pouco o mundo da jardinagem em Inglaterra, o que eu achei bastante interessante pois sempre admirei os jardins ingleses.
O meu próximo passo será ler várias das obras publicadas por Christopher Llloyd e visitar o seu jardim, que ainda hoje continua aberto ao público.

A great book about a great Gardener.
I had read his words on the book ‘Dear friend and Gardener’ (with Beth Chatto)and was sad to discover, by that time, that he was already dead.
This year I was happy to know that a Biography had been written about the Man and the Garden.
What a great joy was to know closely this english character and his thoughts about gardening and life. He was a master gardener and wrote many books on gardening with his ideas from Great Dixter, his garden, and…more A great book about a great Gardener.
I had read his words on the book ‘Dear friend and Gardener’ (with Beth Chatto)and was sad to discover, by that time, that he was already dead.
This year I was happy to know that a Biography had been written about the Man and the Garden.
What a great joy was to know closely this english character and his thoughts about gardening and life. He was a master gardener and wrote many books on gardening with his ideas from Great Dixter, his garden, and his influencies, the trips to see gardens or wildflowers around the world and all his friends who loved gardening.
The book also shows us a bit of the Gardening World in England, wich is very interesting, from an English Gardens’s admirer point of view.

Next step, read a few of Christopher Lloyd’s books and visit Great Dixter, still open to the public, and breath a few nostalgic memories from the place.