press and reader reviews
 
 

'This book is only tangentially about gardens. And yet gardens form the very core of the story, for it is above all through gardens that the love is expressed between the competent, clever, musical campaigner Nancy Tennant and the much younger object of her affections, Humphrey Waterfield.' 
Ambra Edwards Gardens Illustrated 

'At its heart, this is the story of how and why two people spent several decades transforming an unloved three-acre dumping ground into 'the lesser known but truly remarkable British landscaped garden.' One of the many refreshing characteristics of this beautifully written and constructed account of their relationship is the author's decision not to speculate...[it is] left for the reader to ponder...'
Giles Kime Country Life

 
 
 

what others readers have said...

'a brilliant story and beautifully written'
Laura Silverman, Features Editor, Country Living

 'I couldn't put it down, I was totally immersed...' 
 
'...so many interesting things about this wonderful book...

the author is very good at evoking the years of enormous uncertainty during WW2'   
 
'I so enjoyed this fascinating story, beautifully written, of art in so many forms and enduring love...' 


'A wonderful new book to look out for - EDEN'S KEEPERS by Sarah Barclay. The book tells of the lives and loves of garden designer and painter Humphrey Waterfield and Nancy Tennant, who together created one of the most beautiful gardens in England during the Second World War. We loved it.'
Louisa Symington, Books at the Barn