Paul Evans



  • Little Toller Books
  • 2018
  • ISBN 9781908213594
  • 112 pages
  • Softcover
  • 20 × 17.5 × 0.8 cm

“The John Clare of his generation.” The Guardian

“His pieces are intensely local, full of cloud and light, breezy.” John Vidal.

Herbaceous is a journey which follows the colour pulse of plants throughout the year, it is gardening with words.It is a book of audacious botany and poetic vision which asks us to look at anew at our relationship with plants and celebrates their power to nourish the human spirit.

PAUL EVANS spent many years as a gardener working in rose nurseries, graveyards, historic gardens in Wales and a botanical garden in New York. He is a writer, broadcaster and award-winning playwright, best known for his ‘Country Diary’ in The Guardian and various natural history programmes and drama-documentaries for BBC Radio 4. He lives in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, with his family.

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