©2019 by Catherine Horwood

Beth Chatto - A life with plants

Published September 2019 by Pimpernel Press

'...a triumph, beautifully crafted by an author who has thoroughly researched and understood her subject... There is so much here to keep the reader gripped.'

Fergus Garrett, Gardens Illustrated, October 2019

'.. a compelling and rewarding read, enhanced by Catherine's talents for research and telling a good story.'

The English Garden,  October 2019

'Brilliant, charming and beautiful, she was a horticultural pioneer whose impact continues to this day. Her gardening genius made her the darling of pop stars, aristocrats and royalty yet as this sympathetically written biography reveals, her apparently gilded life was far more turbulent than anyone could have suspected.'

Daily Mail, September 2019

'Impeccably researched...'

House & Garden, October 2019

'This fascinating, beautifully-written biography paints a fond and intimate portrait of one of the true greats of the gardening world.'

Irish Times

'Catherine Horwood more than does justice to this iconic gardening legend...a delightful memoir of a remarkable woman. Beautifully illustrated and superbly written...a fitting tribute to one of horticulture's most iconic women.'

Reckless Gardener

Beautifully written and detailed, this is a book to curl up with.'


Country Living, November 2019