Table of contents for The elements of organic gardening : Highgrove, Clarence House, Birkhall / HRH, The Prince of Wales, with Stephanie Donaldson ; photography by Andrew Lawson, additional photography by David Rowley.

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Contents
Introduction 6
Why HRH The Prince of Wales gardens organically and how this has been managed 
over the past 26 years
Prologue 11
First steps to organic gardening
The Highgrove Gardens 12
A birds-eye view
1 	-The Essential Elements
-Soil is primeval, and a living organism we must treasure it. At Highgrove, I 
have always practised 
the art of feeding the soil rather than the plant.
The soil 16
The raw material 16 
Soil types 19 
Feeding the soil 26
Water 32 
Ponds and pools 37
2 	-The Productive Gardens
-I have striven for many years to explain to the visitor about the food they eat 
the way it is grown, its processing and the end product. The centre of this 
activity has always been the Walled Garden. 
The Walled Garden 40 
Glasshouse crops 43 
Permanent planting 45 
Seasonal planting 48 
Maintenance 54 
Satellite gardens 60 
The orchards 66
3 	-The Ornamental Gardens
-For me, the garden is an expression of what I hold dear whether of harmony or 
humour and it is in the ornamental garden that this element can be exploited.
The structure of the gardens 74 
Hedges, trees and topiary 74 
Climbers 83 
Lawns 85 
The gardens 86 
Features of the gardens 96 
Ornamentation 100 
Maintenance 108
4	 The Informal Gardens
-I have learnt that our natural heritage is a fragile 
thing and we should handle it with great care.
The Wildflower Meadow 112 
The Woodland Garden and Arboretum 120 
The Southern Hemisphere Garden 128 
The Azalea Walk 130
5 	-Beginning an Organic Garden
-Since 2001 and the loss of my beloved grandmother, 
some new aspects of gardening have presented themselves at Clarence House and 
Birkhall. 
Clarence House 134
Birkhall 142
6 	The Blueprint
-What has taken hundreds, if not thousands, of years to develop through a gentle 
combination of Man and Nature can be destroyed by modern machinery in a morning.
Notes and information on organic gardening 158 
Highgrove Calendar 168
Acknowledgments 172
Index 173

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Organic gardening -- Great Britain.
Highgrove (England).
Clarence House (London, England).
Birkhall (Scotland).