As I go round each of the gardens on my list in Kent, I’m getting the people who love the garden most to read a piece of garden or nature writing that I’ve selected for them. Dominic Parker, owner of the Secret Gardens of Sandwich, was my first* and so it was only right that he should read from Gertrude Jeckyll’s wonderful Children and Gardens in his Jeckyll designed garden. I was also delighted when he offered to read a poem he had written himself.

I hope you enjoy!

*I think you can tell I’m not fully expert on video recording yet! Since this one, I’ve invested in a tripod. This is a wonderful learning experience. Also as I go on, it *might* get less cold!