Friday, December 19, 2008

Christopher Lloyd: his Guardian columns

If you're a fan of Christopher Lloyd, several years of his columns for the Guardian are on tap at this link. I stumbled on this mine of Lloydiana via a link on Jane Perrone's Horticultural blog. The kind of labor-intensive gardening practiced by Christo, and now by Fergus Garrett and the crew at Great Dixter, isn't exactly my cup of tea, but I've greatly enjoyed Lloyd's writing for almost 40 years (hard for me to believe it's been that long!). Don't get me wrong. I love the garden at Great Dixter - just don't want (can't) garden in that way.

You may also want to take a look at the wealth of gardening writing at the Guardian's Lifestyle link. You may as well go to the Guardian; rarely will you find a gardening column in the New York Times or most other American newspapers.



  1. I'm a big fan of Christopher Lloyd too.

    You might like to get hold a book called 'Cuttings'. It's an anthology of Christopher Lloyd's best pieces from The Guardian and published after his death. It's a permanent resident on my bedside table.

    I've even reviewed it on the UK's version of Amazon.

  2. Now there was a garden blogger par excellence!

    That's my bedside reading sorted for the rest of the year.
    Thanks for the link.

  3. joco,
    Another intersection of gardening interests!

  4. Hi James - I see it's also available on, but no-one's reviewed it on your side of the pond.



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