A lavishly illustrated and deeply personal story of the creation of an idiosyncratic Australian country garden, Velvet Pears is an inspirational book that is also full of practical ideas. Author Susan Southam created the amazing garden at Foxglove Spires on the land of an old dairy paddock. Velvet Pears captures the essence of living simply and with the seasons, within a local community, with a sustainable lifestyle.
About the Author
Susan Southam was born in Sydney, Australia. At the age of 11, she moved with her family to a small country town on the south-eastern coast of Australia where she found her passion for gardening. At Foxglove Spires, in her house and garden, Susan creates beautiful pictures, layered with romance and beauty.
Her optimistic delivery, light writing style and evocative photography make this a book to delight the senses. Fabulous to read from cover to cover or flick through for gardening and decorating ideas. I even made the chocolate cake recipe - all delicious in every way.
This book is thoroughly luscious, I chose a copy for myself for my birthday. It is a delight to peruse and very inspiring for gardeners and armchair admirers alike. I have now ordered a copy as a gift to pass on its gorgeous qualities.
Bought this book for a friends 50th Birthday. Absolutely beautiful-had to look through it before I gave it to her!! Very hard to let it go. Beautifully bound,amazing photographs and a lovely story. Would highly recommend it especially at fishponds fantastic price!!
I purchased the book as a gift, and everyone in our household was so envious of the recipient that I'm about to buy another copy for us! The birthday girl was thrilled. It is a beautiful reminder of a beautiful place.
I have been searching for this book for ages and was able to order it in one of the more common book stores but it would have cost me $20.00 more. I was so happy that it was available from fishpond. I paid by cheque and it was delivered within a week. Thank you so much.
The book was purchased as a gift and is both an inspiring and informative read. The photography is also superb and this book will be appreciated by everyone who either has an interest in gardening or has dreamed of creating something amazing.
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