About the Author
Penelope Hobhouse is a garden writer, garden designer, garden historian, lecturer and gardener. Until 1993 she was in charge of the National Trust Gardens at Tintinhull House in Somerset. Her books include Colour in Your Garden, Plants in Garden History, Penelope Hobhouse on Gardening, Penelope Hobhouse’s Garden Designs, and Penelope Hobhouse’s Natural Planting. In 1996 she hosted The Art and Practice of Gardening (with Perennial Productions) for House and Garden Television in the United States.