What do the famous actor, the bestselling novelist, the international musician and the model have in common? Like millions of us, they love their gardens - and with good reason, too. Gardening is an art form through which everyone from lords to labourers can express themselves. In the words of that grande dame of gardeners Penelope Hobhouse, `Gardening makes people happy.' And, as gardening editor of the Sunday Times, Caroline Donald has been allowed beyond the gate of many a private paradise both in Britain and abroad to share this passion. Included in The Generous Gardener are the stories, in words and pictures, of more than forty private gardens, including those belonging to Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton, Jilly Cooper, William Christie, Harrison Birtwhistle, Kelly Brook, Natasha Spender, Catherine FitzGerald and Dominic West, Julian and Isabel Bannerman, Penelope Hobhouse, Bob Flowerdew, Roy Lancaster, Luciano Giubbilei, and Dan Pearson.