A Garden Lover’s Journal, 1943-1946

By Jean Galbraith


An almost forgotten Australia, focusing on a small rural community during the 1940s, is charmingly evoked in “A Garden Lover’s Journal”.

Despite the Second World War, it is a peaceful world of friends and family, reading, poetry, jam-making, hens, and, above all, gardening. The month-by-month accounts of country life that make up this delightful book were written by naturalist Jean Galbraith for the magazine “The Australian Garden Lover” between August 1943 and June 1946. There is a freshness and timelessness about her evocation of the ever-changing seasons that gives an immediacy to her writing. Nostalgic illustrations, photographs and colour plates complement this delightful book.

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