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About Greg Loades
Greg Loades is editor of The Alpine Gardener, quarterly journal of the Alpine Garden Society, and writes frequently about gardens and gardening for magazines such as Kew, LandScape, and GardenNews. His writing has also appeared in many popular publications, including BBC Gardeners' World, where he was gardening editor, and the luxury garden publication The English Garden, where he was deputy editor.
He lives in Hull, UK with his wife and two sons and spends most of his spare time in his urban courtyard garden. Follow his gardening life and see pictures and videos from his garden on Instagram @hull_urban_gardener.
“An inspirational book, with encouraging words and down-to-earth advice for achieving a year-round beautiful garden.” —Michael Marriott, chief rosarian at David Austin Roses
In this practical and inspirational guide, Greg Loades presents a new style of planting: a fusion between classic cottage style and the new perennial movement. Using real gardens as examples, The Modern Cottage Garden teaches gardeners how to combine the best of both styles—big, colorful blooms and striking grasses and native plants—into one beautiful space that requires little maintenance and has a long season of interest. Fresh planting ideas for containers, small gardens, and diverse climates present an exciting style that can shine anywhere.