Penelope Hobhouse

Penelope Hobhouse is one of the world’s leading experts in gardening history and design. Having restored the garden while she lived at Hadspen House in Somerset, she started writing and designing gardens for others while living at Tintinhull, which has one of the most harmonious small gardens in Britain. Her books cover not only design, planting and the practicalities of gardening but also the role of plants in history and the history of horticulture itself.