The Pottery Gardener The Pottery Gardener Flowers And Hens At The Emma Bridgewater Factory

Author: Arthur Parkinson
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  • : $39.99(AUD)
  • : 9780750992411
  • : History Press Limited, The
  • : History Press Limited, The
  • : June 2020
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Description

The Emma Bridgewater factory in Stoke-on-Trent is a mecca for lovers of its iconic pottery; but tucked within is a walled garden bursting with nectar-rich, jazzy-toned flowers and rare-breed chickens. This is where Arthur Parkinson - gardener, florist and poultry keeper - used to work his magic. Inspired by his friend, gardener and florist Sarah Raven, and childhood hen-keeping pen pal the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, Parkinson's domain was one of resplendent flowers, platoon feather-legged hens, handwritten blackboards, flower arranging and wasteland foliage foraging - all carried out in one of the most unlikely places a garden could happen to exist: a working pottery.