New Book ‘Confessions of a Gardener’ by Alan Sargent launched in support of Perennial

‘Confessions of a Gardener’ a new book of genuine garden tales from Alan Sargent is sowing amusing words of wisdom and caution across the gardening and landscaping communities in support of Perennial the charity helping people in horticulture.

 A builder of gardens since 1968, Alan has been presenting humorous stories to garden societies and groups for many years. As a multi-award-winning garden designer and landscape contractor with over sixty RHS Show Gardens to his credit, many books on the world of professional landscaping and as an award-winning columnist for The Horticulture Week, his recollections are a keen illustration of life working in private gardens and estates since 1968.

Launched on 18th October at The Laskett, one of Perennial’s gardens in Herefordshire, ‘Confessions of a Gardener’ is set to be a must-read across the industry. Alan has written this book in memory of Peter Seabrook and in support of Perennial. He said: “I really wanted this opportunity to be able to thank Perennial for their fantastic work. They are so important to the horticultural world, they are part of our family!”

Perennial is the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping all those working in or retired from horticulture, to build and live better lives. Perennial’s free confidential help supports people working with plants, trees, flowers or grass when they need it most. Find out more by visiting

As the founder of The Association of Professional Landscapers and The Professional Garden Consultants and a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Horticulture, Alan’s career spans more than four decades. Alan is also the author of The Landscaper’s Survival Manual and The Garden Designer’s Survival Manual. His latest book is full of anecdotes that will plant a smile on every reader’s face.

Buy ‘Confessions of a Gardener’ online at

Visitors to The Laskett, Perennial’s creative autobiographical garden that celebrates the arts, can also purchase a copy of the book at the garden.