Published by Timber Press
“A beautifully written and atmospheric book about gardening in an imperfect world among London’s chimneys, birdsong and sirens” – The Guardian
“This diary of a wide-eyed, pyjama-clad, modern, midnight gardener inspires us to see the most ordinary of landscapes through magical spectacles” – Guerilla Gardening
“This charming book is a love letter to the capital’s hidden green spaces and their wildlife” – The Daily Mail
“It’s an inspirational and beautiful hardback peppered with inky illustrations and written with a serious sense of wide-eyed wonder at nature’s resilience in the relentlessly urban capital” – The Londonist
“Helen Babbs loves nature and the seething metropolis in equal measure. Rather than bemoan the conflict between the two, she celebrates the richness their counterpoint produces. Her lyrical entries…are a love song to the city” – BBC Gardens Illustrated
“This little book is a hymn to the pleasures of city gardening, and of making your space, however unpromising, your own” – The Bookseller / We Love This Book
“This book allows anyone feeling disengaged from their natural heritage to pick a pathway back in, and not be afraid to do so” – Kitchen Gardeners International
“She delights in her little patch of wild amidst the mayhem of London – and this is the book’s greatest appeal” – BBC Wildlife
Shortlisted in the ‘Inspirational Book of the Year’ category at the Garden Media Guild Awards 2011; shortlisted in ‘Best Non-Practical Gardening Book of the Year’ at the Horticultural Channel Awards 2011.
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