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The Well Gardened Mind Reviews

The Well Gardened Mind by Sue Stuart-Smith

The Well Gardened Mind: Rediscovering Nature in the Modern World

Sue Stuart-Smith

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1 review

Category: Non-fiction, Gardening
Imprint: William Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 16 Apr 2020
ISBN: 9780008100711

'The wisest book I've read for many years ... Much more than a gardening book, much more than a guide to mental health ... Hugely recommended' Stephen Fry

4 stars out of 5
25 Jun 2020

"Her call for change is particularly timely considering how much solace many of us have got during lockdown from working in our gardens"

The Well-Gardened Mind elegantly weaves in case histories with snippets of memoir. Stuart-Smith’s description of how immersing herself in the natural world helped her overcome grief — her father died when she was at university — is particularly touching. Although she was a late convert to gardening, it now plays a central part in her life; hardly surprising as she is married to Tom Stuart-Smith, one of Britain’s most revered garden designers, whose work is in demand all over the world.