Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden (Paperback)

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In conversation with William Baldwin. Emily Whaley's garden on Church Street in Charleston, South Carolina, may be the most visited private garden in the country. And no wonder. It is the life's work of a vibrant, sociable, opinionated, determined, forceful woman who has spent the last eighty-five years cultivating whatever life offered her. Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden captures and preserves Emily Whaley's distinctive voice and braces us with a clear understanding of how one might cultivate a practical personal philosophy alongside one's garden.

About the Author

Emily Whaley was born in 1911 in Pinopolis, South Carolina. The mother of three daughters and grandmother of seven, she divided her time between her houses (and their kitchens) in Charleston, South Carolina, and Flat Rock, North Carolina. She died in June 1998.

Praise For…

"An ageless and captivating visit." --Publishers Weekly

"South Carolina gardener grows into phenom." --USA Today

"Emily Whaley is wonderful, both in and out of her garden." --Rosemary Verey, author of The American Woman's Garden

Product Details
ISBN: 9781616208455
ISBN-10: 1616208457
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Publication Date: November 28th, 2017
Pages: 248
Language: English