"Gardening is undoubtedly one of today's most popular leisure pursuits - a subject that is covered extensively by the media in their quest to satisfy the many thousands of devotees. Yet, despite this incredible level of interest, it is the practical approach to gardening that often forms the focus of much of this attention. Rarely, if ever, is it seen as a holistic, therapeutic practice that can both enrich our lives and fulfil our spiritual needs.
Now, in this exquisitely crafted and illustrated book, Donald Norfolk attempts to redress this imbalance. Here, as he explores the history of horticulture and the ancient wisdom of poets and philosophers, he traces the natural rhythms and beauty of the changing seasons to demonstrate how, irrespective of the space and time available to us, we can all discover the secrets of nature's healing, restorative powers.
Uniquely inspirational and illuminating, The Therapeutic Garden invites us to recapture the simple pleasures of the past and to create a new, enriched vision of the future. It is a vision of peace and harmony that leads us to understand how, when we cultivate the soil, we can also cultivate the soul."
Book in very good condition.