Norton & Company

Garden People: The Photographs of Valerie Finnis
$ 35.00

Garden People is a charming photographic record of the English gardening scene by one of the best-known figures in postwar British horticulture, Valerie Finnis. With great skill and verve, Finnis traveled through Great Britain, meeting the famous—Vita Sackville-West at Sissinghurst, Lady Birley at Charleston Manor, Roald Dahl and his family at Great Missenden—as well as less-known gardeners, nurserymen, plant enthusiasts, designers, and artists. All are seen at home in their gardens, weeding, inspecting, watering, and standing proudly by their plants, wearing the fashions of the day, epitomizing life and society in the second half of the twentieth century.

  • Written by Ursula Buchan; Photographs by Valerie Finnis
  • Size: 9.3” x 6.9”
  • Hardcover, 160 pages