A new paperback edition of Vivian Russell’s much-admired exploration of Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny, lavishly illustrated with award-winning photography.
This book ventures behind the scenes to chart the history of one of the world’s most famous gardens, linking the world of Monet the artist with Monet the gardener. Four chapters trace the garden through the changing seasons, paying special attention to the atmosphere and light that so preoccupied Monet and became the focus of his life as a painter.
Throughout, the work done by Giverny’s present-day gardeners is analysed to reveal the practical techniques of maintaining the most-visited garden in the world, enabling readers to create planting schemes inspired by Giverny in their own gardens.
VIVIAN RUSSELL is a writer and photographer. She has written three other books on Monet: Monet's Landscapes, Monet's Waterlilies, and Planting Schemes for Monet's Garden. The original edition of Monet's Garden, published by Frances Lincoln in 1995, was awarded Book of the Year by the Garden Writer's Guild. She lives in Cumbria.
Monet's Garden - Through the Seasons at Giverny by Vivian Russell, Frances Lincoln, 21st July, £16.99 paperback