The much-loved author of the glorious bestseller The Tulip, Anna Pavord, in her latest book Landskipping: Painters, Ploughmen and Places, celebrates landscape: its beauty, its uses, and its influence on painters, writers and indeed on us all. Travelling across the country from the Welsh borders to the Scottish Highlands, she reminds us how deeply landscape can define and explain our own characteristics and sensibilities.
Pavord's column in the Independent newspaper ran from the paper’s launch in 1986 and for many years she was an Associate Editor of the magazine Gardens Illustrated. Pavord served for ten years on the Gardens Panel of the National Trust, the last five as chairman; she also served three 3-year terms on English Heritage's Parks and Gardens Panel.
In 2001 Pavord was awarded the Gold Veitch medal from the Royal Horticultural Society. For more than 40 years she has lived in Dorset where she gardens on a steep sunny slope among arisaemas and magnolias.