Book | Eden’s Keepers: The Lives and Gardens of Humphrey Waterfield and Nancy Tennant


Humphrey Waterfield and Nancy Tennant met in 1932 when she was 35 and he was 24. In spite of the age difference between them and the judgemental opinions of society at the time, they became best friends and collaborators for life. They lived near each other, travelled widely together and were partners in the creation of Hill Pasture, ‘the most beautiful small garden in England’. 

Written with full access to the previously unpublished letters, diaries, photographs and memoirs of both protagonists, it is a portrait of a deeply committed ‘non-marriage’, and a love which endured in spite of the separation of war, age difference and sexual conformity.

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  • Number of pages: Hardback, 240
  • Delivery times: 2-5 working days
  • ISBN: 9781908337634
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