The Charm of Nancy Steen: A Passionate New Zealand Gardener - Susan McAffer

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Born in 1898, Nancy Steen displayed an early talent for gardening and art. During her lifetime she embraced a range of activites in these two contemporary fields, inlcuding working as a studio artist in the 1920s at an advertising agency, exhibiting regularly at the Auckland Society of Arts, and developing several gardens of her own as well as landscaping others' gardens. Her passion for old roses motivated her to dedicate herself to the study, drawing, photography and cultivation of old roses in New Zealand and overseas. She was keenly sought after as a speaker and writer, and, with her husband, spent holidays and weekends touring the countryside searching out old species of roses. She died in 1986.

This biography of Nancy Steen is illustrated with her woodcuts, drawings and paintings. An illustrated alphabet featuring New Zealand native plants is also included.

Published in 2000 by Penguin Random House.

Condition: excellent. Hardback.