Ursula Buchan

Earthly paradises: the best of the year’s gardening books

Plant-hunters, fruit-growers and the glories of Rousham and Bodnant are celebrated in Ursula Buchan’s round-up

A cherry tree, from the late 14th-century Italian edition of Tacuinum Sanitatis, originally published in Arabic in the 11th century. [Bridgeman Images]

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