The Lost Gardens of Heligan was a phenomenal No.1 bestseller and winner of the BCA Illustrated Book of the Year Award. This extraordinary tale of gardening, archaeology and passion created a vast readership hungry for more news from what The Times called 'the garden restoration of the century'. Colin Howlett observed the wildlife and the weather throughout an entire year at Heligan Gardens, and this book is the result - a nature lover's diary, full of fascinating observations and enchanting detail. The magic of Heligan has captured the imagination of gardeners and non gardeners alike, and this in depth journal will provide inspiration for all who have visited or those who have been captivated by the award winning documentary on Channel 4.
Born 1937. After National Service in the RAF spent 30 years in marketing for multinational business equipment companies before taking early retirement and moving to Cornwall in search of a more relaxed life.