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Velvet Pears by Susan Southam (Book)


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At Foxglove Spires, one of Australia’s best loved gardens, Susan celebrates the romance and beauty of a country life, following the rhythm of the seasons as she creates beautiful rooms in her house and garden.

Velvet Pears : Gardening by the Seasons at Foxglove SpiresAs a young bride, Susan Southam moved into a little weatherboard cottage sheltered by huge Norfolk pines at the foot of a purple mountain. Over the next twenty-five years, she transformed four hectares of bare paddock into a romantic garden planted in the English style.This beautifully produced book is full of  colour photographs of the house and garden interspersed with dairy entries and commentary by Susan.