Book offer: ‘War Gardens’ by Lalage Snow

In our special book offer, launched in collaboration with Bloom magazine, when you make a donation to the Lemon Tree Trust, we will send you a signed hardback copy of War Gardens: A Journey Through Conflict in Search of Calm’ by Lalage Snow.

War Gardens book with small vase of dried gypsophila

Blurb:

“In this millennium, we have become war weary. From Afghanistan to Iraq, from Ukraine to South Sudan and Syria, from Kashmir to the West Bank, conflict is as contagious and poisonous as Japanese knotweed. Living through it are people just like us with ordinary jobs, ordinary pressures and ordinary lives. Against a new landscape of horror and violence it is up to them to maintain a modicum of normality and colour. For some, gardening is the way to achieve this.

Working in the world’s most dangerous war zones, freelance war correspondent and photographer Lalage Snow has often chanced across a very moving sight, a testimony to the triumph of the human spirit in adversity, a celebration of hope and beauty: a war garden. In Kabul, the royal gardens are tended by a centenarian gardener, though the king is long gone; in Camp Bastion, bored soldiers improvise tiny gardens to give themselves a moment’s peace; on both sides of the dividing line in Jerusalem families tend groves of olives and raise beautiful plants from the unforgiving, disputed landscape; in Ukraine, families tend their gardens in the middle of a surreal, frozen war.

War Gardens is a surprising, tragic and beautiful journey through the darkest places of the modern world, revealing the ways people make time and space for themselves and for nature even in the middle of destruction. Illustrated with Lally Snow’s own award-winning photography, this is a book to treasure.”

Thanks to Lalage Snow and Bloom magazine for their support and helping us to make this book offer happen.

How to receive your copy of War Gardens

1. Include your name and mention Bloom magazine when you donate via justgiving.com/lemontreetrust. Suggested minimum donation £20.

2. Email your full name and postal address to [email protected]

Open to UK residents only. Postage costs within the UK included. Offer is limited to the first 50 people to donate. This is in no way endorsed or sponsored by JustGiving.

 

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