Unearthing the Secret Garden: The Plants and Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett (Hardcover)

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"Blooming with photos, illustrations, and botanical paintings, McDowell's gorgeous book opens an ivy-covered door to new information about one of the world's most famous authors."--Angelica Shirley Carpenter, editor of In the Garden

New York Times bestselling author Marta McDowell has revealed the way that plants have stirred some of our most cherished authors, including Beatrix Potter, Emily Dickinson, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. In her latest, she shares a moving account of how gardening deeply inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett, the author of the beloved children's classic The Secret Garden.

In Unearthing The Secret Garden, McDowell delves into the professional and gardening life of Frances Hodgson Burnett. Complementing her fascinating account with charming period photographs and illustrations, McDowell paints an unforgettable portrait of a great artist and reminds us why The Secret Garden continues to touch readers after more than a century. This deeply moving and gift-worthy book is a must-read for fans of The Secret Garden and anyone who loves the story behind the story.

About the Author


Marta McDowell lives, gardens, and writes in Chatham, New Jersey. She consults for public gardens and private clients, writes and lectures on gardening topics, and teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden, where she studied landscape design. Her particular interest is in authors and their gardens, the connection between the pen and the trowel.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781604699906
ISBN-10: 1604699906
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
Publication Date: October 12th, 2021
Pages: 320
Language: English