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The Gift of a Garden

The Gift of a Garden

Alice’s garden is her refuge. Inherited from Uncle Jacky, she introduces the great variety of plants and objects she has gathered – everything, of course, with its own unique and fascinating story, brought to life by a master storyteller. 

Hardback: €16.99
Hardback: 272 pages
Size:216x135 mm
ISBN: 9781847175816

E-Book (ePub): €11.99
Also available as an E-Book (ePub)
ISBN: 9781847176158

A book of wisdom and life.

Welcome to Alice Taylor’s garden:

‘Just inside the gate, hand-painted on a rickety piece of timber, is a little sign: Miracles only grow where you plant them. I saw it in a garden centre and could not resist it. This garden is full of my lack of resistance. I have no in-depth gardening knowledge and I work on impulse.

‘My gardening expertise, acquired through trial and error, is nurtured by the unbelievable pleasure that I have discovered in simply digging the earth. Where does that satisfaction come from? Maybe buried deep in each of us is the secret need to cultivate the soil. Digging the earth breathes life back into us.’ 

A reflective and uplifting account by Alice Taylor of her love of nature and gardening. 

Alice Taylor

This is a short note about Alice: biog note

Each sentence seems like a story that you never want to end. I will not even try to explain her acquisition of a huge, heavy statue of St. Stephen or a roof garden. Best for the author to describe Innishannon's conversion to tree landscaping. This book will reveal Taylor's sheer joy of gardening, her detailed local knowledge and expertise, and her storytelling abilities. Entertaining and insightful, Taylor will provide much food for thought while revealing the beauties of her part of the world

Current Books on Gardening and Botany

very readable

The Irish Garden Magazine

poetical, beautifully descriptive … delightful read

Country Gardener Magazine

definitely one to read with a cup of tea in your own garden

The English Garden

reading Alice is like being pushed in the small of the back off a rock into a deep warm pool … she gives one the exhilaration of being in the presence of a real writer and her skill is so accomplished that it appears effortless

The Western People

a wonderful easy read, one that would make a delightful Christmas present

The Western People

reflective and uplifting

Mallow Star

a book that’s destined to blossom

Vale Star

warm and human ... easy, friendly and charming

the joy of gardening unearthed by Alice

Evening Echo

will provide restful reflection for many

Sunday Independent

uplifting … beautiful

Property Scene Magazine

Also by Alice Taylor:

And Time Stood Still
Across the River
House of Memories
The Parish
The Woman of the House
The Village

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