Arthur
Parkinson

Arthur Parkinson trained at Kew Gardens and after graduating went to work for Sarah Raven at her farm in East Sussex to pursue his passion for growing cut flowers. He later became gardener for the potter, Emma Bridgewater, at her factory in Stoke-on-Trent. The garden he designed there, featuring his beloved chickens, received great acclaim and became the focus for his first book, The Pottery Gardener. In spring 2018, Arthur was named as one of the UK's young gardening stars by Architectural Digest. Arthur writes for the Telegraph, taking his own photographs of flowers and poultry, and has appeared on BBC 2's Gardeners' World. He lives in Nottinghamshire but he still travels regularly to Sussex where he assists Sarah Raven with her floristry.

The Kew-trained king of the small-space garden.

Guardian
on The Flower Yard

The Flower Yard is simply gorgeous. Inspirational, sumptuous and packed with refreshingly down-to-earth advice. I love this book.

Nigel Slater
on The Flower Yard

I cannot describe how much I love this charming book: its ravishing photographs of flowers and chickens and bees transport you straight into the heart of Arthur’s garden… Arthur’s love of living things is completely infectious and makes you want to go outside now to see what you can do in your own garden to make the world a lovelier place.

Joanna Lumley
on The Pottery Gardener