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The Sweet Pea Man with Graham Martin

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Blackwell's Bookshop and Scotland Street Press are delighted to invite you to the launch of The Sweet Pea Man: The Life and Times of the Victorian Plant Hybridist Henry Eckford

Minutely researched, The Sweet Pea Man is the biography of the Victorian plant hybridist Henry Eckford and his life as a breeder of the famous Grandiflora sweet peas. Born and brought up in Scotland, Henry started as a garden apprentice at Lord Lovat’s Beaufort Castle. After working his way through the gardens of Penicuik House and Fingask Castle, Henry moved to England and bred pelargoniums and dahlias in the garden of the Earl of Radnor, for which he became famous and could then begin his lifework on the cross-breeding of sweet peas which he refined in Wem in Shropshire.

Part biography, part plant atlas, The Sweet Pea Man is a must read for all fascinated by plants.


For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk

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