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An Artist in the Garden

Tessa Newcomb & Jason Gathorne-Hardy
with a Foreword by Ronald Blythe

Published April 2012
192 page Hardback 220mm x 165mm
with full colour plates throughout


Short-listed for the 2013 New Angle Prize for Literature.


"A fascinating addition to rural literature… in a class of its own" - Ronald Blythe


An Artist in the Garden is the month-by-month story of a year in a magical, 200-year-old walled kitchen garden, told by the author who grew up there and depicted by an artist who spent three years painting it.


In 2008 the celebrated Suffolk artist Tessa Newcomb began a residency in the walled garden at Glemham House in East Suffolk. This beautiful house has been in the Gathorne-Hardy family for nearly a century, and, unusually, almost all the principal elements of its late-Regency design have survived intact. The garden is an inspirational place where plants, people and food thrive.


In An Artist in the Garden, Jason Gathorne-Hardy brings the skills of an artist and poet to recording its rich history, topography and seasonal activities, while Tessa Newcomb's captivating paintings lead us plum into the heart of it.

An Artist in the Garden

  • 978-0-9561869-9-7

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