The Grove: A Nature Odyssey in 19 1/2 Front Gardens

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Promoter: The Bookshop on the Green
Venue: Selly Manor Museum

Beyond the garden wall lies a wealth of cultivated plants, each with a unique tale to tell.

As Ben writes, in those small front gardens ‘are stories of ambition, envy, hope and failure’ and The Grove is about so much more than a single street, or indeed the plants found in its 19 1/2 front gardens. It’s a beguiling blend of horticultural history and personal narrative and a lyrical exploration of why gardens and gardening matter.

‘The best gardening book of 2022’ - The Telegraph

‘A testament to the secret communal power of a front garden’ - Alice Vincent, New Statesman

Ben Dark at Chelsea Flower Show


  • Ticket with signed book
  • Ticket for entry only