My Garden, the City and Me – Rooftop Adventures in the Wilds of London, my first book, has officially been published! You can buy it now in bookshops, both on the high street and on the interweb, for around £9.99.
Beautifully illustrated, the book’s about the glory of growing things, urban nature and a side of London that’s not often explored.
It reveals how much wildlife a city can support and invites readers to see built-up spaces in new ways.
My rooftop is the main character in a book that’s also an ode to how satisfying urban gardening can be, no matter how hopeless at it you are.
Some early reviews include…
“Helen Babbs’ beautifully written and atmospheric book is about gardening in an imperfect world among London’s chimneys, birdsong and sirens. It is about the way we must garden in the future. Inspiring and galvanising stuff” – Lia Leendertz, 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, and turn our fantasies into reality” – Richard Reynolds, On Guerilla Gardening
“This charming book is a love letter to the capital’s hidden green spaces and their wildlife” – The Daily Mail, Weekend Magazine
“It’s an absorbing, funny and evocative read, with tidbits of info that could inspire even the most jaded pavement pounder” – Katie Allen, Fat Quarter