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Reviews and Praise 

Listed by The Guardian among The Best Gardening Books of 2016, "Fruit trees offer the least work for the greatest return...Let this book be your starting point."   
Jane Perrone, The Guardian, December 2016. Read more here.

Constance Craig-Smith, Daily Mail, December 2016

"A horticultural fairytale, it also provides a roadmap to getting started – even in the tiny modern garden."
James Wong, ethnobotanist, TV presenter, garden designer and writer

" The sumptuous nostalgic images in the book inspire the gardener to incorporate fruit wherever possible either as part of a mixed planting, hedge or orchard setting. More so, the book encourages the reader to delight in the harvest whether owned or foraged."
Sarah Morgan, The Garden Design Journal, Autumn 2016 

“For over 30 years I have grown ornamentals with never a thought for planting fruit trees, until now. Naomi combines a dream of yore with a challenge for the future. Count me in.”
Roy Lancaster, broadcaster, plantsman, gardener and author

"An ambitious book...Her zeal comes across on every page and the inclusion of numerous case-studies make this a fun and engaging read throughout." 
The English Garden, October 2016

"Naomi Slade offers fresh thoughts on growing fruit in the smaller gardens of many modern grow your own gardeners... It is, as the title suggests, an endless journey with helpful nuggets of information and anecdotes that mark the way."
Barbara Segall, 'Herbs' - The Journal of the Herb Society, Spring 2017

"Naomi Slade's new book is worthy of a place on everyone's coffee table or bookshelf, providing readers with the tools 'for the job'"
Malcolm Withnall, The Horticulturist, Winter 2017

 "This delightful book takes us on a sensual stroll through the orchard landscape, conveying both the romance and the practicalities of growing fruit trees."
Ben Pike, author of The Fruit Tree Handbook

"A brilliant resource book for fruit lovers and growers, no matter how novice or experienced or how constrained or lavish the planting opportunities."
The Optimistic Gardener blog, December 2016. Read more here.

"A sumptuous mix of history, interesting anecdotes, and a practical guide to having your own orchard. The official definition is a mere 5 trees, so with a careful choice of rootstock even the smallest of gardens can have one!"
West Green House website, December 2016. Read more here.


Jane Powers, Sunday Times, 6th November 2016


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