Open to the Public
Aaron Bertelsen’s new book provides insight into his methods for growing fruit and vegetables in pots and other containers, stemming from his experience of transforming the kitchen courtyard at Great Dixter into a productive garden. Lavishly illustrated with 156 photographs by Andrew Montgomery, Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots offers clear, practical information on growing your own produce in containers from window boxes and terracotta pots to recycled and repurposed vessels. Providing expert guidance on planning, planting, and caring for container crops, as well as growing tips and advice on individual varieties and 50 delicious recipes to help you make the most of your harvest, Bertelsen shows that lack of space is no
barrier to growing what you want to eat.
Aaron Bertelsen’s love of gardening dates back to his childhood in New Zealand where he worked with his grandfather in his vegetable garden. In 1996, he went to England to volunteer in the garden at Great Dixter. Located on the border of Kent and Sussex, Great Dixter was the family home of celebrated gardener and writer Christopher Lloyd (1921-2006), whose vision and dedication established its extensive gardens as a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from around the world. Today, under Bertelsen’s stewardship, the Great Dixter kitchen garden continues to flourish. Bertelsen subsequently studied for a diploma in Horticulture at Kew Gardens, England, and spent two years at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens in Israel, where he is still a trustee. Bertelsen returned to Great Dixter in 2005, becoming the vegetable gardener and cook in 2007. He is regularly invited to speak about gardening at events worldwide and published his first book The Great Dixter Cookbook: Recipes from an
English Garden with Phaidon in 2017.