The Vine Garden

by Alex Dingwall-main

The Real World Travel

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The sequel to his The Luberon Garden sees Alex a little jaded and disenchanted with his paradise in Provence so he takes a summer travelling in his chosen country and falls in love with it all over again.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Vine Garden Synopsis

What happens when you relocate to the perfect house, in the perfect village in Provence, and nearly ten years later the shine has gone? Garden designer Alex Dingwall-Main is facing lavender fatigue, strife at home, neighbourly warfare and non-paying business clients. He is on the verge of packing his bags and starting all over again, back in England.

Until one Spring day he is offered an opportunity by a wealthy and very grateful client; a treasure hunt for 12 bottles of exquisite French wine. It would be a journey through the country's finest vineyards, chateaux and villages. With a hangover and an uncertain heart, Alex decides to give it one more go - and sets off in search of the France he fell in love with so many years ago.

The people, the gardens and the wine that he encounters make for an adventurous and beautiful summer. But an unexpected one - stereotypes, assumptions and idylls are uncovered. Alex's relationship with his adopted homeland is revolutionised into a much more intimate affair. During a summer spent drinking France's finest produce, surrounded by some of the world's most delicious gardens, life-changing decisions are reached…

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ISBN: 9780091897581
Publication date: 04/08/2005
Publisher: Ebury Press
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780091897581
Publication date: 4th August 2005
Author: Alex Dingwall-main
Publisher: Ebury Press
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: The Real World, Travel,
Categories: Landscape art & architecture, Garden design & planning,

About Alex Dingwall-main

Alex Dingwall-Main was born in Scotland and became a gardener after leaving school. He lives in the Luberon region of the South of France with his wife, son, dog and a demanding garden of his own.  

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