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Garden Gathered: Floral design & rural life at Riverdale Farm - HELEN LEIGHTON

Garden Gathered: Floral design & rural life at Riverdale Farm - HELEN LEIGHTON

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 Garden Gathered captures a year on a flower farm with floral designer Helen Leighton of Riverdale Farm, on the south coast of Western Australia. Brimming with stunning photography, the book features over 20 floral ensembles showcasing Helen's garden gathered approach to floral design and her timeless styling. Along with insights into living seasonally and gardening in this unique part of the world, Helen shares her secrets for growing, drying and designing sustainably with flowers. A lifelong gardener, Helen has been growing flowers for nearly three decades. From curated rose varieties to an impressive array of annuals, perennials, and Australian natives, her cutting garden provides material year-round for her design work. With a philosophy of building something over time, staying close to nature, and following a creative passion, Helen and her husband, Jim, have built their version of a beautiful life at Riverdale. AUTHOR: Helen Leighton is a garden designer and farmer-florist with a sustainable philosophy to growing and designing flowers for weddings and workshops at Riverdale Farm. Her garden-gathered style and romantic aesthetic is informed by her lifelong love of gardens and her studies in Garden Design at the Inchbald School of Design in London and Floral Design with Zita Elze and many other leading floral designers in Europe. SELLING POINTS: . Interest in flower farming, sustainable floristry and growing your own flowers has been steadily rising over the past few years . 25 beautiful floral ensembles grown, designed, styled (and many photographed by the author) . Secrets to growing flowers, notes on design, styling and flower care

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