Home Ground: Sanctuary in the City

04.02.11


Dan's new book, Home Ground: Sanctuary in the City, with photographs by Howard Sooley, is being published by Octopus Publishing on March 7.

Ten years ago Dan found an extremely rare, large, neglected city plot in Peckham, south London, and set out to design and create a garden space all of his own. Arranged by seasons, Dan shares the challenges of urban gardening in a romantic and beautifully written series of diary-like essays, documenting the horticultural tasks required and sharing his successes and failures on the way. Written and photographed in 'real time' this book documents an urban garden and gardener at work, bringing the experience of gardening to life and offering a unique insight into his working process.