Meet Marianne Willburn, garden columnist and master gardener with more than 20 years of experience in the garden. She holds a BSc from University College London and has won several national awards for her popular column and blog, The Small-Town Gardener. A California native, she now lives with her husband and two children in the scenic—and highly convenient—wine region of Northern Virginia.
About Big Dreams, Small Garden: A Guide to Creating Something Extraordinary in Your Ordinary Space:
The garden of your dreams may not always fit into the reality of your surroundings. How do passionate gardeners struggling with limited resources manage to put aside feelings of inadequacy and envy and begin to create an oasis in the midst of numerous obstacles? How do they begin such a process without entirely losing heart?
Complete with wit, encouragement, and practical tips, Marianne Willburn’s debut book is must-have for any gardener (or gardener to-be!) seeking a fresh start. Big Dreams, Small Garden (Skyhorse Publishing, $17.99) presents a comprehensive step-by-step plan for creating an ideal garden in less-than-ideal circumstances—encouraging the discouraged to pick up their trowels, put on their gloves, and get on with it.
Marianne’s irreverent humor painlessly guides readers to make a deeper connection with the places they call home, letting go of limiting emotions and embracing a new perspective, and in doing so, makes a case for one of the longest relationships in human history—that of our relationship with the soil. Big Dreams, Small Garden is an informative, often lighthearted look at coming to terms with your space, embracing your space, and miraculously falling in love. It cannot fail to appeal to a generation that is once again returning to the land only to find that it is further and further out of reach.
Book is available for purchase now at Curious Iguana – and will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
This event is free and open to the public; no registration required.