Travels of a Bothy Boy

“Travels of a Bothy Boy”

 Foreword by Mayor of London Ken Livingston,

This beautifully produced autobiography of RJ Corbin, Horticulturist and Gardener extraordinaire, written with Jen Green follows the life and career of man described by his peers as one of natures gentlemen. Currently in his ninth decade, this is a visual and written record of a well-travelled and popular horticulturalist favoured by HM

The Queen. From childhood days in the New Forest until present day London’s Royal Parks, Estates and Gardens, it is a life dedicated gardening, horticulture and groundsmanship across the world. One of the last remaining pre-war old boys from the Royal Horticultural Society college at Wisley, Robert Corbin served the London County Council for thirty-five years and played a major part in restoration of the Royal Parks after the blitz. He remains an active member of the RHS, served the   Institute of Groundmanship as President) and a Judge at Chelsea Flower Show.

 As well as a gardeners string of stories and glories, the book has a stunning collection of photographs taken by RJ Corbin his journey’s across the world.

Travels of a Bothy Boy is published by Potting Shed Publications (2007)

 ISBN 978-0-9528956-0-2. 

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