|BEATRIX POTTER’S classic characters exist in a charmed world filled with flowers and gardens, a world born of Potter’s own passion for the nature, its flora, and fauna. BEATRIX POTTER’S GARDENING LIFE ($24.95, hardcover, Timber Press) takes the reader on an engaging and delightful journey through the intersection of gardening and literature. In this new book, McDowell traces the development and eventual blossoming of Beatrix Potter’s life as a gardener, from her childhood interest in plants, through her realization as an artist and author, to her final years as an estate farmer and naturalist. Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life begins with a gardener's biography, highlighting the key moments and places throughout Potter’s life, including her home Hill Top Farm in England's Lake District. Next, the reader follows Beatrix Potter through a year in her garden, with a season-by-season overview of the blooms which inspired the beloved children’s author’s illustrations. The book culminates in a traveler's guide, with information on how and where to visit Potter's gardens today. Richly illustrated and filled with quotations from Potter’s own books, letters, and journals, Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life is an essential keepsake for all who know and cherish Beatrix Potter and her classic tales.