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James Hitchmough is well-regarded in the design world for his exuberant, colorful, and flower-filled meadows. His signature style can be seen in prominent places like London’s Olympic Park and the Botanic Garden at the University of Oxford. Using a distinct technique of sowing meadows from seed, he creates plant communities that mimic the dramatic beauty of natural meadows and offer a succession of blooms over many months—a technique that can be adapted to work in both large-scale public gardens and smaller residential gardens. Sowing Beauty shows you how to recreate Hitchmough’s masterful, romantic style. You'll will learn how to design and sow seed mixes that include a range of plants, both native and exotic, and how to maintain the sown spaces over time. Color photographs show not only the gorgeous finished gardens, but also all the steps along the way.
From 1975-1979, James studied at the University of Bath and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Horticultural with honors. In 1984 he received a degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Bath.
From 1983-1988 J. Hitchmough worked as a Lecturer in Amenity Horticulture at Victorian College of Agriculture and Horticulture, University of Melbourne. Also from 1988-1993 he was a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Horticulture at Victorian College of Agriculture and Horticulture, Melbourne.
In 1989 J. Hitchmough was a Visiting Lecturer in Landscape Management, University of Manchester. He worked as a Lecturer/Course Tutor in Environmental Horticulture at SAC Auchincruive, Ayr, Scotland, 1993-1995. From 1995-2003 J. Hitchmough was a Reader in Landscape, Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield. Since 2004 he is a Professor of Horticultural Ecology, Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield. From September 2014 he is the Head of Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield.
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He is a Fellow of the Institute of Horticulture, 1995 and Fellow of British Naturalists Association, 2013.
James is married to Amanda Stokes on June 18, 2004 and has a son and a daughter.