Cruden Farm Garden Diaries by Michael MorrisonCruden Farm Garden Diaries by Michael Morrison

Cruden Farm Garden Diaries

byMichael Morrison, Lisa Clausen

Hardcover | July 1, 2017

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Cruden Farm was given to the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch in 1928 as a wedding present from her husband Sir Keith Murdoch. The farm at Langwarrin, about 50 kilometres south-east of Melbourne, was a place she cherished throughout her long life. The beautiful garden she created there with gardener Michael Morrison is one of Australia’s finest. In 1984 Michael began to keep garden diaries, a practice that endures to this day. He writes of the plants that have thrived and those they’ve lost, of terrible heat and freak storms, of escaped cows and memorable parties. The diaries recount the plans he and Dame Elisabeth hatched, the triumphs and tensions, the sheer fun of making a garden together. In an age preoccupied with selfies and spotlight chasers, Michael Morrison’s diaries remind us of a different way of living – of more than forty years spent quietly but passionately dedicated to one special garden and its unique owner.
Gardens are Michael Morrison’s passion. After horticulture studies and 10 years working with a local nursery, in 1971 he took on Sunday morning work for Dame Elisabeth, who had had little help in the large garden since making Cruden Farm her home after her husband’s death in 1952. His involvement is now all but fulltime. The partnershi...
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Title:Cruden Farm Garden DiariesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 1.1 inPublished:July 1, 2017Publisher:Penguin Random House AustraliaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1921384158

ISBN - 13:9781921384158

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