Jenny Alban Davies attended horticultural college before starting a specialist box business at River Garden Nurseries in the North Downs in Kent, growing and supplying Buxus in many forms and supporting her clients with projects in box design. She has run successful topiary workshops for the RHS and also at the nursery. Her garden, surrounded by the River Darent, has been an inspiration and many of her ideas come from creating this special place.
From this specialized, crowded library of Box books one might justifiably believe that “anything I need to know about box is already in a book.” However, Jenny Alban Davies’ new book, A Gardener’s Guide to Box, proves there is still more we can learn about our beloved box.
“Why did my healthy box suddenly decline and die?” Carefully reading and faithfully applying the principles in Davies’ book will help keep a gardener from ever asking this regretful question. It is a mystery that such a well-produced book, overflowing with valuable information on relevant box care, can be sold at such a modest price. Because every box gardener ought to have this reference, it is likely this price was carefully chosen so all might afford it.