Sunday, 20 July 2008

Roger Turner

Roger Turner is an architect and a garden designer.

About 65 of his poems have been published, in various poetry magazines, such as Poetry Nottingham, Other Poetry, The Coffee House, The Interpreter’s House, Rain Dog, Raw Edge, Israel Voices, Iota, South, Envoi, Pennine Platform, Rustic Rub, Poetry Monthly, Never Bury Poetry, Candelabrum and Weyfarers.

He has written five non-fiction books, on landscape history and horticulture, Capability Brown, Weidenfeld (& Rizzoli USA) 1985, reprinted Philimore 1999, Better Garden Design, J.M.Dent 1986, Euphorbias, B. T. Batsford & Timber Press USA 1995 and Design in the Plant Collector's Garden, Timber Press. Tall Perennials is due out in 2009.

As an architect he worked in practices in Gloucestershire, London, the West Midlands and Greater Manchester, working mostly on schools, housing and a museum. As a garden designer he won a competition to design a garden for The Sunday Times at the Chelsea Flower Show in 1983, and designed two of the theme gardens at the garden festival at Ebbw Vale in 1992. A gallery of his work can be seen on

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