A Year in the Cathedral Garden documents a year in the life and work of the Minster’s Head Gardener, Claire Connely. This beautifully illustrated book follows Claire’s adventures in and around the Minster’s gardens: she muses on the flowers, plants and trees, delights in the changing scenery of the stunning gardens, and details her daily encounters with the wildlife – from a minor beekeeping emergency to the chirruping critique of her ever-faithful companion, the Minster Robin.
Originally published as a daily series of posts on Claire’s Instagram feed, the book brings her musings and photographs to new audiences. This gentle stroll through the horticultural year is perfect for anyone who loves gardens, gardening, and all things green.
Claire Connely, Head Gardener, said: “This past year has been gloriously gorgeous, fabulously fun and fantastically thrilling. I’ve loved capturing my adventures around Southwell Minster’s Grounds and Gardens, sharing seasonal highlights and introducing people to some of my garden pals, like the Palace Garden’s friendly robin. It’s been perfectly joyous to show off the Minster’s hidden natural treasures and connect with people from far and wide who love everything green and growing. I hope they’ll come to love this garden as much as I do.”
A Year in the Cathedral Garden, 144pp, £12. Available exclusively in Southwell Cathedral Shop (tel 01636 812933) and online by clicking here.