Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden

Illustrator Johanna Basford has created her own ‘secret garden’ in the form of an illustration and colouring-in book.

Book

Billed as ‘an inky treasure hunt and colouring book’, it contains 96 pages of illustrations by Basford – awaiting completion by the reader.

Pot plants
Pot plants

From the greenhouse to the lilypond via all sorts of delights, Basford has created her own immaculately detailed world – although she has also left some of it to be drawn by whoever picks up the book.

Lily pond
Lily pond

Basford’s secret garden is apparently inspired by the grounds of Brodick Castle on the Isle of Arran in Scotland, where her grandfather was the head gardener, and where she spend holidays exploring the rambling site.

Spread from the book
Spread from the book

The Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book, by Johanna Basford, is published by Laurence King priced at £9.95.

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