‘Mixing memoir, botanical history and biography, Rootbound examines how bringing a little bit of the outside in can help us find our feet in a world spinning far too fast.’

Finding herself living in a small flat in South London, Alice Vincent started planting seeds wherever she could find space. As the plants began to grow, she ‘begins to come back to life’.

Tuesday, 18th February, 7.00pm – 8.00pm: Rootbound: Rewilding A Life. The book launch of Rootbound by Alice Vincent, urban gardening champion. At The Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7LB. Tickets


‘Reading this book is like breathing fresh spring air. Rootbound is achingly honest and earthily good, a beautiful hymn to wild hope, strength and tenderness, in nature and in ourselves. I loved it.’
Charlotte Runcie, Author of Salt On Your Tongue

‘As much a green prescription for a richer, more connected life as a beautiful story of hope. Rootbound captures our universal need for nature, freedom and replenishment, away from the manmade, rushed woes of modern living … A valuable reminder to us all, that couldn’t come at a better time.’
Sarah Ivens, Author of Forest Therapy

‘Unrestrained, exuberant, vigorous, forthright … A tender and wholehearted story of re-finding that most precious resource, the space to grow.’
Helen Jukes, Author of A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings

Rootbound is a fascinating insight into the outlook of the millennial generation, who have grown up online, with their private lives made public on Instagram and everything seeming too competitive and fast. The certainty and unhurriedness of the processes of plants seems all the more grounding and necessary by contrast. I loved this book.’
Juliet Blaxland, Author of The Easternmost House

‘A champion of urban gardening.’
the Finery

Alice Vincent is the Features Editor at Penguin Books, having previously worked as a writer and editor on the arts desk of The Telegraph.

Canongate | 368pp |2020 | £12.99


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