With wit and wisdom, Oxford historian and Financial Times gardening columnist Robin Lane Fox recounts his deep passion and appreciation for gardening
Robin Lane Fox's weekly gardening column in the Financial Times began in 1970 and is the longest running in print today. He has published two bestselling books on the subject, Better Gardening and Variations on a Garden. He began his career in the great Botanical Garden in Munich and since 1979 has been Garden Master of the gardens at New College, Oxford, where he is also Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History. He is the prize-winning author of many books on classical history, including Alexander the Great, The Classical World: An Epic History of Greece and Rome, and most recently Travelling Heroes: Greeks and their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer. He lives in Oxford, England.