Gardening can satisfy all the senses. We garden for fragrance, for taste, for texture, for colour and shape, for sound, outdoors and indoors. The garden is a healing place, and digging, planting and tending are the ultimate therapy. Plants can lift our mood, inspire romance, soothe and relax us, and as they grow we come to know them as intimate friends. The Pleasure Garden is written by a plant-lover for all other plant-lovers: able and disabled, young and old. It delivers practical and useful advice on how best to develop a diverse and interesting garden no matter what restrictions are placed upon the gardener. In particular the book concentrates on choosing plants for the small garden on the basis of their appeal to our senses. All the plants covered grow well in any area, large or small, and many will grow both indoors and outside. Climatic variation has also been taken into account, and those plants that attract bees and butterflies are also considered. Join author Beatrice Hale on a personal, practical journey through the pleasures to be had from the soil and beyond: cut-flower arrangements, dried flowers, pot-pourris, embroidery, photography, reading and armchair exploring!