Author(s): Susan Southam
A lavishly illustrated and deeply personal story of the creation of an idiosyncratic Australian country garden, Velvet Pears is an inspirational book that is also full of practical ideas. Author Susan Southam created the amazing garden at Foxglove Spires on the land of an old dairy paddock. Velvet Pears captures the essence of living simply and with the seasons, within a local community, with a sustainable lifestyle.
Susan Southam was born in Sydney, Australia. At the age of 11, she moved with her family to a small country town on the south-eastern coast of Australia where she found her passion for gardening. At Foxglove Spires, in her house and garden, Susan creates beautiful pictures, layered with romance and beauty.