Diary of a Modern Country Gardener

Tamsin Westhorpe

Hardcover (signed), Hardcover ISBN - 9781903360422


Diary of a Modern Country Gardener

Tamsin Westhorpe

A light-hearted and informative diary about gardening in the country. Written from the potting bench of Stockton Bury Gardens, shortlisted in the NGS Nation’s Favourite Garden Competition.



‘This congenial and delightfully presented gardening companion has already put a spring in my step’ – Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller


Diary of a Modern Country Gardener is the ultimate gift for the gardening enthusiast. Those just starting out will find just as much in this handbook as the seasoned countryside gardener.

An accessible ode to gardening sprinkled with Tamsin Westhorpe’s favourite plants, timely reminders and accounts of the twists and turns of planting through the seasons. Set in an open garden at the heart of a working farm, Tamsin’s diary is above all a love letter to the countryside. 

Those who have grown up in the country will enjoy Tamsin’s memories of hearing the bleating lambs to signal springtime. Those who haven’t will love accounts of the RHS Chelsea flower show, and the joys of talking at garden clubs. Whatever your experiences, pick up tips from someone who lives, breathes and eats country gardening…


Tamsin Westhorpe

About the Author:

Tamsin runs her family garden, Stockton Bury in Herefordshire, which regularly features in round-ups of the best UK open gardens to visit. She is also a public speaker, podcast presenter and RHS judge. Her proudest achievements are being a judge at RHS Chelsea and starting her career as a green keeper at a young age.

When she isn’t in the garden, Tamsin is a features writer for newspapers and magazines. She is also former editor of The English Garden, and deputy editor of Amateur Gardening magazine. She is a prolific lecturer at home and abroad and her aim is to make her audiences laugh.




“A compelling read, packed with useful tips from a gardener who truly has their fingers in the soil”.

Toby Buckland, Garden designer and broadcaster

“An enchanting escape in the company of a passionate and endearingly imperfect gardener. One to savour whatever the season.”

Jules Hudson, presenter of Escape to the Country

“I honestly can’t remember the last time I read a garden book with such generosity, character and warmth.”

Ann-Marie Powell, RHS Chelsea Gold medalist